Crete climate guide

Temperature in Crete (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
14°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Crete (Heraklion)14
14°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Crete (Heraklion)14
15°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Crete (Heraklion)15
19°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Crete (Heraklion)19
23°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Crete (Heraklion)23
27°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Crete (Heraklion)27
28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Crete (Heraklion)28
28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Crete (Heraklion)28
25°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Crete (Heraklion)25
22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Crete (Heraklion)22
19°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Crete (Heraklion)19
15°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Crete (Heraklion)15
Min temperature (night-time)
7°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Crete (Heraklion)7
8°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Crete (Heraklion)8
8°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Crete (Heraklion)8
11°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Crete (Heraklion)11
14°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Crete (Heraklion)14
18°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Crete (Heraklion)18
20°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Crete (Heraklion)20
20°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Crete (Heraklion)20
18°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Crete (Heraklion)18
15°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Crete (Heraklion)15
12°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Crete (Heraklion)12
9°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Crete (Heraklion)9
Sea temperature
16°C sea temperature in January in Crete (Heraklion)16
15°C sea temperature in February in Crete (Heraklion)15
15°C sea temperature in March in Crete (Heraklion)15
16°C sea temperature in April in Crete (Heraklion)16
19°C sea temperature in May in Crete (Heraklion)19
22°C sea temperature in June in Crete (Heraklion)22
25°C sea temperature in July in Crete (Heraklion)25
25°C sea temperature in August in Crete (Heraklion)25
24°C sea temperature in September in Crete (Heraklion)24
22°C sea temperature in October in Crete (Heraklion)22
20°C sea temperature in November in Crete (Heraklion)20
18°C sea temperature in December in Crete (Heraklion)18

Sunshine & Daylight in Crete

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
4 hours of sunshine per day (39% of daylight hours) in January in Crete4
5 hours of sunshine per day (41% of daylight hours) in February in Crete5
6 hours of sunshine per day (48% of daylight hours) in March in Crete6
8 hours of sunshine per day (58% of daylight hours) in April in Crete8
10 hours of sunshine per day (69% of daylight hours) in May in Crete10
12 hours of sunshine per day (81% of daylight hours) in June in Crete12
12 hours of sunshine per day (86% of daylight hours) in July in Crete12
11 hours of sunshine per day (85% of daylight hours) in August in Crete11
10 hours of sunshine per day (77% of daylight hours) in September in Crete10
6 hours of sunshine per day (57% of daylight hours) in October in Crete6
5 hours of sunshine per day (49% of daylight hours) in November in Crete5
4 hours of sunshine per day (41% of daylight hours) in December in Crete4
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Crete (Heraklion)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Crete (Heraklion)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Crete (Heraklion)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Crete (Heraklion)13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in Crete (Heraklion)14
15 hours of daylight per day in June in Crete (Heraklion)15
14 hours of daylight per day in July in Crete (Heraklion)14
13 hours of daylight per day in August in Crete (Heraklion)13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Crete (Heraklion)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Crete (Heraklion)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Crete (Heraklion)10
10 hours of daylight per day in December in Crete (Heraklion)10

Rainfall in Crete

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
12 days with some rainfall in January in Crete (Heraklion)12
11 days with some rainfall in February in Crete (Heraklion)11
8 days with some rainfall in March in Crete (Heraklion)8
5 days with some rainfall in April in Crete (Heraklion)5
3 days with some rainfall in May in Crete (Heraklion)3
1 day with some rainfall in June in Crete (Heraklion)1
0 days with some rainfall in July in Crete (Heraklion)0
0 days with some rainfall in August in Crete (Heraklion)0
1 day with some rainfall in September in Crete (Heraklion)1
5 days with some rainfall in October in Crete (Heraklion)5
8 days with some rainfall in November in Crete (Heraklion)8
12 days with some rainfall in December in Crete (Heraklion)12
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
153 mm monthly rainfall in January in Crete (Heraklion)153
118 mm monthly rainfall in February in Crete (Heraklion)118
90 mm monthly rainfall in March in Crete (Heraklion)90
38 mm monthly rainfall in April in Crete (Heraklion)38
20 mm monthly rainfall in May in Crete (Heraklion)20
8 mm monthly rainfall in June in Crete (Heraklion)8
3 mm monthly rainfall in July in Crete (Heraklion)3
1 mm monthly rainfall in August in Crete (Heraklion)1
23 mm monthly rainfall in September in Crete (Heraklion)23
95 mm monthly rainfall in October in Crete (Heraklion)95
83 mm monthly rainfall in November in Crete (Heraklion)83
122 mm monthly rainfall in December in Crete (Heraklion)122

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in January in Crete (Heraklion)3
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in February in Crete (Heraklion)4
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in March in Crete (Heraklion)5
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in April in Crete (Heraklion)7
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in May in Crete (Heraklion)9
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in June in Crete (Heraklion)10
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in July in Crete (Heraklion)11
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in August in Crete (Heraklion)10
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in September in Crete (Heraklion)8
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in October in Crete (Heraklion)5
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in November in Crete (Heraklion)3
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in December in Crete (Heraklion)2
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Crete (Heraklion)0
No heat & humidity in February in Crete (Heraklion)0
No heat & humidity in March in Crete (Heraklion)0
No heat & humidity in April in Crete (Heraklion)0
No heat & humidity in May in Crete (Heraklion)0
Moderate heat & humidity in June in Crete (Heraklion)M
Moderate heat & humidity in July in Crete (Heraklion)M
Moderate heat & humidity in August in Crete (Heraklion)M
Low heat & humidity in September in Crete (Heraklion)L
No heat & humidity in October in Crete (Heraklion)0
No heat & humidity in November in Crete (Heraklion)0
No heat & humidity in December in Crete (Heraklion)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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