Weather in Crete, Greece in August

So you're interested in going to Crete, Greece in August

August is a hot and extremely dry time for sunbathing in Crete. August is a good month for swimming in Crete with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Crete in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Temperature in Crete in August

The average maximum temperature in Crete in August is 30°. The average maximum temperature is 30° in the previous month and 27° in the next month.

The average temperature in Crete in August is 26°. The average temperature ranges is 26° in the previous month and 24° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Crete in August is 23°. The minimum temperature is 23° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

Sunshine in Crete in August

The average day light hours per day in Crete in August are 13.5 and there are 11.8 hours of sunshine per day on average during August making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days.

The ultraviolet index in Crete in August is typically 10.1 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Crete in August

The average sea water temperature in Crete in August is 24.9° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Crete in August

The average total rainfall in Crete in August is 0.4cm and on average there are 0.1 rainy days in August making it an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Crete in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Crete in August is 22° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 21° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Crete in August is typically 80.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 78.3% in the previous month and 83.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Crete in August is typically 63.1%. The average relative humidity is 60.8% in the previous month and 67.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Crete in August

The average maximum wind speed in Crete in August is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 30kmh in the previous month and 27kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Crete in August is typically 15kmh. The average wind speed is 16kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Crete in August is from the North West.

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