Symi Visitor Weather Forecasts
Weather by Freemeteo.com
is perfect for those who enjoy the sun, as for over two thirds of the
year the country basks under clear, sunny skies. Temperatures do vary,
however. Winters are mild and rainy, with temperatures sometimes
dropping to freezing point, especially in the north. Summers are long
and dry, with extremes of 37°C (99°F), making the yearly mean
temperature about 17°C (63°F). For those not overly fond of the
heat, the mountainous areas offer some respite as they receive more
rain in summer, and even snow in winter.
The climate of
Greece is mediterranean with summers that are usually hot and dry, and
winters that can be quite cold and wet. The upper part of Greece can be
very cold during the winter and snow is not uncommon. However, for the
south and the islands, the winters will be milder. During the winter
much of the country may have snow, and much snowfall can be expected in
the higher mountains.
in Greece are usually very hot, and in July and August temperatures
usually reach 30 to 35°C, but sometimes even 40°C and more. It
is recommended in these temperatures to stay out of the sun from 11.00
to 14.00 when the sun it at its strongest. There is a strong northern
wind called the "Meltemi" which usually sweeps through the east coast
during July and August, and this offers a welcome relief to the heat.
these winds can at times be very strong; this used to lead to the schedules
of the ferryboats to the islands being severely disrupted, but with the advent
of modern transportation this is now thankfully much rarer.
is no weather station on Symi, so live information comes from Rhodes.
In general, the temperatures on Symi will be a degree or two higher than on
Rhodes. As well as the live weather information on this page,
you can keep your eye on the Symi weather via our
live webcam, which is
online 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
In addition, you can
keep up to date with the latest news and weather in Adriana Shum's
twice weekly blog,
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