Climate

The seasons in Greece

The climate of a place is the intermediate state the weather presents during the year. The major components of the climate is the temperature, the rainfalls, the atmospheric pressure, the air humidity and the winds. All the countries around the Mediterranean Sea have the same climate, the Mediterranean climate, as it is called. Its basic features are, rain during the cold season and drought and high temperatures during the summer. But there are differences from place to place and this is natural. Because, other areas are less or more far from the Atlantic Ocean. Others are closer and others far from the Mediterranean. And some are closer to the Asian coast. The Mediterranean Sea has a higher temperature than the other seas of the same latitude. Role in the shaping of the climate of an area also plays the morphology of the terrain, but also other elements. The mediterranean climate of Greece varies widely due to the morphology of the country. Most importantly, the land alternate with the sea.

The Winter

The winter in northern Greece starts in November. In the mountain areas it even begins earlier. In South Greece it starts usually in mid- December. Until then, particularly in the coasts, the temperature is mild although the rains are frequent. As it happens everywhere in Europe, the coldest months in Greece are January and February. However, the winters are milder in the islands in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea.

The Spring

Spring in Greece doesn't have long duration. That's because winter begins late, but also the summer comes quickly. In March, weather is fickle and the cold is still often. In April the weather shows signs of stabilization. But as spring progresses, it changes frequently and sharply. These are short periods of cold followed by sudden heat waves, also lasting for a few days. May looks more like summer.

The Summer

Summer in Greece essentially begins in June. In eastern Greece it starts earlier. During the summer, the weather is stable. It rarely rains. But when it rains, the rains are rapid and short lasting. They are heat storms. The main features of summer season is the big heat. But it is tempered by the dryness of the air. This happens particularly in eastern Greece. Drought makes the eastern Greece one of the most favored climatic regions of Europe. The heat is more tolerable in the coastal areas and islands. That's because winds blow during summer. Sometimes the meltemia (north winds ) are blowing. And sometimes a breeze is blowing during the day, the sea breeze, and at night the afternoon breeze. Unlike the days, Greek summer nights are offered on exiting and entertainment. The nights are dry but also cool. A feeling of a gentle afternoon breeze.
The warmest period of summer is usually the last ten days of July and the first ten days of August.

The Autumn

Autumn is considered the most beautiful season in the most regions of Greece even more pleasant than spring. This season also has long periods of hot. Often in the southern Greece and islands lasts until mid - December. The average temperature in autumn is greater by two to four degrees Celcius of the temperature in spring. The first rains make their appearance in mid September to early October and are rather rapid and shortly. Most important os that usually in October there is a period with good days which is called the summer of St. Demetrius. The temperature is relative high and enjoyable. The sky is clear and almost always there is no wind. A lot of people say that autumn is the best time to do tourism in Greece.