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Visiting Greece in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 57.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 6cm (2.4inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 10 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Greece. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). January is too cold for swimming in Greece for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Greece in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Greece in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in Greece.

January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 57.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 6cm (2.4inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 10 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Greece in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Greece for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Greece?

No, January is not a good time for a holiday in Greece.

January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 57.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 6cm (2.4inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 10 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Greece. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). January is too cold for swimming in Greece for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Greece warm in January?

No, Greece is too cold for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in Greece in January is 13°C (56°F). The average maximum temperature is 15°C (59°) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Greece in January is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Greece in January?

The average day light hours per day in Greece in January are 9.8. The sunshine percentage is 57.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

More about January sunshine.

Temperature in Greece in January

The average maximum temperature in Greece in January is 13°C (56°F). The average maximum temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Greece in January is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 11°C (51°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Greece in January is 8°C (47°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Greece in January

During January the average day light hours are 9.8 per day in Greece. The sunshine percentage is 57.5% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Greece in January is typically 2.3 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Greece in January

The average sea water temperature in Greece in January is 15.5°C (59.9°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Greece in January

The average total rainfall in Greece in January is 6cm (2.4inches) and on average there are 10 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Greece in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Greece in January is 8°C (46°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Greece in January is typically 85%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.5% in the previous month and 85.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Greece in January is typically 72.2%. The average relative humidity is 73.8% in the previous month and 71.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Greece in January

The average maximum wind speed in Greece in January is typically 25KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Greece in January is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Greece in January is from the South-Southwest.

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