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The climate of Rhodes: when to go to Rhodes

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The island of Rhodes is located in the south-eastern part of the Aegean Sea near the coast of Turkey. The island is characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate, hot and dry in the summer months and mild and rainy in the winter months. Characteristic of the climate of Rhodes is the presence of constant winds all year round. These winds in summer help to greatly reduce the heat and in the winter make the climate milder.


Rhodes has an annual average of 687 mm of rain. The rains are nearly absent between April and September, while increasing significantly between November and March. The rainiest months are the winter months of December, January and February. Rhodes has an average of 55 rainy days per year, of these 44 days are concentrated in the months between November and March. The months between April and September will have a total of only 7 days of rain. Rhodes has an average of over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year that is one of the sunniest regions in Europe.


The island of Rhodes has an average annual temperature of about 19 ° C. In the interior of the island during the months of July and August the average maximum temperature can reach 40 ° C. Along the coast, especially along the west coast, the sea breeze cools the temperature that usually reach in the summer months an average maximum temperatures around 28-32 ° C. On the east coast due to the lack of wind the temperatures are higher, in this are would generally have average maximum temperatures varying between 35 ° C and 40 ° C.

The relatively low humidity, however, makes the heat bearable. During the summer months the average minimum temperatures reach 20-23 ° C at night. In the winter months the average minimum temperatures reach between 10 ° C and 8 ° C. While the average maximum winter temperatures are generally above 15 ° C. The frosts are non-existent and the snow is very rare even on the highest mountain of the island.

The sea water temperature reaches about 25 ° C in August. In the island of Rhodes you can swim from June until November. The water temperatures reach the lowest values ​​of the year in the months of January, February and March with 16 ° C.


The island of Rhodes, because of its mild climate, can be visited at any time of year. The best months are, however, no doubt those corresponding to the dry season between April and November. The summer months are very hot but even if sometimes the heat is made more bearable by the constant blowing of the wind. The months of April, May, September and October are probably the best ever for a visit to Rhodes.


RHODES (10 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 8,6 14,9 147,8  11,5
February 8,7 15,2 117,7  9,0
March 10,0 16,9 75,3  6,7
April 12,7 20,2 24,0  3,4
May 15,8 24,3 14,0  1,9
June 19,8 28,4 2,9  0,5
July 22,2 30,5 0,1  0,1
August 22,6 30,6 0,1  0,1
September 20,5 28,3 7,1  0,9
October 16,8 24,4 64,3  4,5
November 13,1 20,1 88,4  6,3
December 10,4 16,6 145,3  10,8
YEAR 15,1 22,5 687,0  44,2

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 16
February 16
March 16
April 17
May 19
June 22
July 24
August 25
September 24
October 22
November 20
December 18



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