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The climate of Ierapetra on the island of Crete (Greece)
Ierapetra is a small city located in the south eastern part of Crete on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the most southerly located city of Europe. As opposed to the northern part of the island the main source of income isnít tourism here. The main source of income here is greenhouse cultivation and agriculture. Tourists that do travel here, mainly come to enjoy the peace and quiet. The city still breathes the traditional Greek atmosphere. The uninhabited island of Chrissi is a nice daytrip. The sea is much rougher here than on the north side of the island. Ierapetra has a warm Mediterranean climate. Most of the precipitation falls during the winter. During the summer temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius. During the summer precipitation is scarce. An ever blowing sea breeze offers some cooling.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Ierapetra.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 14 8 4 12 16
February 15 8 5 10 15
March 16 9 6 8 15
April 19 11 8 5 16
May 23 14 10 3 19
June 26 18 12 2 22
July 29 21 12 1 24
August 30 21 12 1 25
September 26 19 10 2 24
October 23 16 7 5 22
November 19 13 5 7 20
December 16 10 4 13 18
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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