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Average climate of Crete

The climate of Crete has an average yearly temperature of 24°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 16°C and rise to 31°C.

Annually, about 692 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Crete. Additionally, about 1,7 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Crete is March until November. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Crete.

Temperature 16 to 31°C
Rain 692 mm
Snow 1,7 cm
The climate of Crete
  • Average yearly temperature: 24°C
  • Highest temperature: 31°C in July and August
  • Lowest temperature: 16°C in January and February
  • Precipitation: 692 mm per year, averaging 58 mm per month
  • Driest months: 2,7 mm in July, 5,5 mm in August and 12 mm in June
  • Wettest months: 148 mm in January, 130 mm in December and 86 mm in February
  • Snowfall: 1,7 cm per year

Climate table Crete

The climate table for Crete shows the average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 16 16 18 21 25 28 31 31 29 24 21 17
Nighttime temperature (°C) 9 10 11 13 16 20 23 24 21 18 15 11
Precipitation (mm) 148 86 85 32 23 12 2,7 5,5 20 75 72 130
Snowfall (cm) 1,7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
UV Index 5 5 5 7 8 8 8 8 6 5 4 3
Best month No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Temperature per month in Crete

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Temperature per month in Crete

Precipitation per month in Crete

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Precipitation per month in Crete

Snowfall per month in Crete

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters per month in Crete.

Snowfall per month in Crete

UV index per month in Crete

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Crete.

UV index per month in Crete

Yearly temperature in Crete

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Crete, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Crete

Yearly total precipitation in Crete

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Crete.

Precipitation per year in Crete

Yearly snowfall in Crete

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Crete, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Crete

Weather experiences in Crete

The weather in Crete is rated an average of 4,4 out of 5 stars by 17 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Excellent

Dry, warm weather with a good beach for sunbathing and swimming.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

On Crete I was with my daughter the end of September the beginning of October .We left the island around October 4 . The last two days were with wind and Storm . The first 5 days were great , it was warm , the water was also great about 25stopniC . The place we were in was Retymnion— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

A few days with a little rain in the beginning, then just fine weather. 27 degrees during the day and 21 at night— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Warm about 28-31 degrees during the day. Occasionally a little clammy air, but mostly dry nice air. City tours during the day are not recommended, it gets too hot. Down by the coast there is a lovely warm wind blowing.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

It was just perfect nothing I can complain about— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Simply amazing— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Fresh mornings gave way to sunny afternoons. We had a few rainy days, but overall the weather was lovely!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

In Crete enjoyed sun-drenched days in July. Perfect blue sky without a cloud, pleasant temperatures around 30 degrees. Ideal for beach and pool days. 5 stars!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

Crete in December offered mild weather, with temperatures around 16°C. Although it was too chilly for swimming, there was plenty of sunshine. There were some rain showers, so not always perfect for outdoor activities.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

Crete in January can be changeable. One day sunny and warm enough for a sweater, the next you'll be happy with your raincoat. Not the ultimate sun destination in winter.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Fantastic weather in Crete in May! Plenty of sunshine daily and perfect for beach lovers. Water temperatures are ideal for swimming. Couldn't have better timing for my vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

Crete in October was beautiful with daily sunshine and temperatures in the 20 degrees. Perfect for lying by the pool or on the beach and even still swimming in the sea. Highly recommended for an autumn vacation!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

A perfect sun destination. Plenty of sunshine with summer temperatures. The weather was excellent for a beach vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

The weather in Crete in August was phenomenal. Every day there was bright sunshine and temperatures reached 35°C. Perfect for a sun vacation. Barely any clouds and no rain showers. Waking up to sunshine is just great!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

There was plenty of sunshine for a pleasant temperature averaging 20 degrees. However, not ideal for swimming, the sea was still a bit chilly. Some cloudy days, but no major disturbances.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

Too cool for beach days, but the sun was shining brightly. Swimming in the sea was too cold. Perfect for being outside and enjoying everything. Ideal for a sun vacation. Absolutely a 5 star experience. We had an average of 15°C, so too cool for swimming. There were sunny and gray days, but it never got really summer hot. The sea water temperature was too cold for swimming. Nature was already starting to revive a bit, which made for beautiful walks.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Crete in November was surprisingly pleasant. Although we had some rainy days, the sun shone most of the time with temperatures around 20 degrees. Not exactly swimming weather, but still great for sightseeing and relaxing at the beach.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Crete per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Crete and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Crete, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.