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The climate of Karpathos (Greece)
Karpathos is a Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea and is part of the Dodekanesos archipelago, just like Rhodes. The capital of this island is Karpathos city which is also known as Pigadia. Off the north coast the smaller island of Saria is located. Crete and Rhodes can be reached from here by ferry. Karpathos is not too popular with tourists. You can also say that the island hasnít yet been discovered by tourists. Karpathos has a Mediterranean climate with dry and warm summers and mild and wet winters. Karpathos gets less annual precipitation than other islands such as Rhodes. During the summer Karpathos gets a lot of sunshine. Rain and thunderstorms hardly bring any precipitation. Karpathos is an excellent sun destination with average temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and 13 hours of sunshine per day.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for the entire island of Karpathos.
Please, note that local deviations may occur

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 5 11 16
February 15 8 6 9 16
March 16 9 7 8 16
April 19 12 8 7 17
May 23 15 10 3 19
June 27 19 13 1 22
July 30 21 13 1 24
August 30 22 13 1 25
September 27 20 11 2 24
October 23 16 8 5 22
November 19 13 6 7 20
December 16 10 5 12 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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Disclaimer
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