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Annual Average Weather for Elafonissi Beach, Crete, Greece

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 22.5°C (72.4°F) which is warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 19.6°C (67.3°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water. Annually there are on average 7.7 days of rain per month and 7.9 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Elafonissi Beach?

The best months to visit Elafonissi Beach are June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is perfect for sunbathing in the months from June to September when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above the average 20°C (67°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Can you sunbathe in Elafonissi Beach year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Elafonissi Beach all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is best for sunbathing in the months from June to September when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

Can you swim in Elafonissi Beach year round?

No, you can't swim in Elafonissi Beach all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Elafonissi Beach are found in September when they peak at 25°C (77°F) and lowest in March when they dip to 15°C (59°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above 20°C (67°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

For very comfortable swimming conditions try swimming in the months from July to October when the sea temperature is above 22°C (72°F)

More info about the annual sea temperatures

When is the hottest month in Elafonissi Beach?

The hottest month in Elafonissi Beach is August when the average maximum temperature is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days 31°C (89°F), average temperature is 27°C (80°F) and average minimum temperature is 23°C (73°F).

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

When is the coldest month in Elafonissi Beach?

The coolest month in Elafonissi Beach is February when the average maximum temperature is 15°C (58°F), average temperature is 11°C (52°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F).

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine

When is the sunniest month in Elafonissi Beach?

The sunniest days in Elafonissi Beach are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In July the sunshine percentage is 86% making it extremely sunny and pleasant most of the time, with blue skies and rarely a cloud in sight. The hours of sunshine per day are 12.3hrs making the days exceptionally long and full of sunshine.

More info about the annual sunshine.

When is the least sunny month in Elafonissi Beach?

January has the least sunshine. In January the sunshine percentage is 42% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More info about the annual sunshine.

When is the driest month in Elafonissi Beach?

The driest month in Elafonissi Beach is June with 0cm (0inches) of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 0.1 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall

When is the wettest month in Elafonissi Beach?

The wettest month in Elafonissi Beach is December with 3.6cm (1.4inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 16.3 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall.

When is the sea the coldest in Elafonissi Beach?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Elafonissi Beach are found in March when they dip to 15°C (59°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the sea the warmest in Elafonissi Beach?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Elafonissi Beach are found in September when they peak at 25°C (77°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the most humid month in Elafonissi Beach?

The most humid month in Elafonissi Beach is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 20°C (69°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the least humid month in Elafonissi Beach?

The least humid month in Elafonissi Beach is February with a dew point of 9°C (48°F) which is a bit dry for some.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the windiest month in Elafonissi Beach?

The most windy month in Elafonissi Beach is March when the average maximum windspeed is 31KM/H (19MPH) and the average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH).

More info about the annual wind conditions.

Annual Temperature for Elafonissi Beach

The hottest month in Elafonissi Beach is August when the average maximum temperature is 31°C (89°F), average temperature is 27°C (80°F) and average minimum temperature is 23°C (73°F).

The coolest month in Elafonissi Beach is February when the average maximum temperature is 15°C (15°F), average temperature is 11°C (52°F) and average minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F).

Annual Sunshine for Elafonissi Beach

The longest days in Elafonissi Beach are in June, with an average of 14.5 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 9.8 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Elafonissi Beach are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 86% making it extremely sunny and pleasant most of the time, with blue skies and rarely a cloud in sight. The hours of sunshine per day are 12.3hrs making the days exceptionally long and full of sunshine.

January has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 42% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in July when it reaches 10.8 and lowest in December when it reaches 2.4.

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.

Annual Sea Temperature for Elafonissi Beach

The warmest sea water temperatures in Elafonissi Beach are found in September when they peak at 25°C (77°F) and lowest in March when they dip to 15°C (59°F).

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the temperature is above 20°C (67°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Annual Rainfall for Elafonissi Beach

The wettest month in Elafonissi Beach is December with 3.6cm (1.4inches) of rain and the most days of rain with 16.3 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Elafonissi Beach is June with 0cm (0inches) of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 0.1 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Elafonissi Beach

The most humid month in Elafonissi Beach is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 20°C (69°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.

The least humid month in Elafonissi Beach is February with a dew point of 9°C (48°F) which is a bit dry for some.

Annual Wind Speed for Elafonissi Beach

The most windy month in Elafonissi Beach is March when the average maximum windspeed is 31KM/H (19MPH) and the average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH).

The least windy month in Elafonissi Beach is November when the average maximum windspeed is 24KM/H (15MPH) and the average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH).

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