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Heraklion, Crete Climate & Temperature

  • Heraklion, Crete, Greece is at 3520'N, 2511'E, 39 m (128 ft). See map.
  • Heraklion, Crete has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30 and 45. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptible to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 C (71.6 F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 C (64 to 27 F) with at least four months above 10 C (50 F). Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Heraklion, Crete is situated in or near the warm temperate moist forest biome.
Heraklion, Crete Climate Graph
  • The mean temperature is 18.7 degrees Celsius (65.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.1 °C (25.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 15.9°C (60.6°F) on average falling to 9.6°C (49.3°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20.2°C (68.3°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 12.2°C (54°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 28.1°C (82.6°F) and average low temperatures are 20.8°C (69.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23.2°C (73.8°F) during the day and lows of 16.4°C (61.5°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 500.6 mm (19.7 inches) which is equivalent to 500.6 Litres/m (12.28 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2916 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Heraklion, Crete you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tubuai, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 15 (59) 16 (60) 17 (62) 20 (68) 24 (74) 27 (81) 29 (83) 28 (83) 26 (80) 23 (74) 20 (68) 17 (63) 22 (71)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (54) 12 (54) 14 (56) 17 (62) 20 (69) 24 (76) 26 (79) 26 (79) 24 (74) 20 (68) 17 (62) 14 (57) 19 (66)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (48) 9 (48) 10 (50) 12 (54) 15 (59) 19 (66) 22 (71) 22 (71) 19 (67) 17 (62) 13 (56) 11 (52) 15 (59)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 92 (4) 77 (3) 57 (2) 30 (1) 15 (1) 3 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 20 (1) 69 (3) 59 (2) 77 (3) 501 (20)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 14 (45) 9 (32) 10 (32) 6 (20) 4 (13) 1 (3) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (2) 2 (7) 6 (19) 11 (37) 14 (45)   78 (21)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 27' 4h 36' 6h 19' 8h 08' 10h 19' 11h 40' 12h 32' 11h 56' 9h 52' 6h 46' 5h 48' 4h 11'   7h 59'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 03' 10h 51' 11h 55' 13h 03' 14h 00' 14h 29' 14h 17' 13h 27' 12h 21' 11h 13' 10h 16' 9h 48'   12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 35 (65) 43 (57) 54 (46) 63 (37) 74 (26) 81 (19) 89 (11) 90 (10) 81 (19) 61 (39) 57 (43) 43 (57)   67 (33)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 34.8 44.1 54.9 66.6 74.9 78.1 75 66.7 55.3 43.8 34.7 31.3   55

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408.7 kms (254 miles) N
Athens, Greece
324.7 kms (201.8 miles) NNW
Athens/ Hellenkion, Greece
296.6 kms (184.3 miles) NNW
Tripoli, Peloponnese, Greece
349 kms (216.9 miles) NW
Kalamata, Greece
343.3 kms (213.3 miles) NW
Methoni, Greece
354.7 kms (220.4 miles) WNW
Milos, Greece
167.4 kms (104 miles) NNW
Kythira Island, Greece
222.1 kms (138 miles) WNW
Souda/ Khania, Greece
98.1 kms (61 miles) W
Tobruk, Libya
404.7 kms (251.5 miles) SSW
Salloum, Egypt
422.9 kms (262.8 miles) S
Izmir, Turkey
387.2 kms (240.6 miles) NNE
Chios, Greece
348.1 kms (216.3 miles) NNE
Samos, Greece
305.3 kms (189.7 miles) NNE
Mugla, Turkey
353.9 kms (219.9 miles) NE
Naxos, Greece
197.3 kms (122.6 miles) N
Rhodes, Greece
287 kms (178.3 miles) ENE

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