This report describes the typical weather at the Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) (Athens (Athina), Greece) weather station over the course of an average June. It is based on the historical records from 2004 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Athens (Athina) has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (56%), croplands (35%), shrublands (5%), and built-up areas (3%).
The month of June is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 80°F to 88°F over the course of the month, exceeding 93°F or dropping below 75°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of June, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is June 1 with 14:38 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 21 with 14:49 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:01am on June 11; the latest sunset is at 8:51pm on June 30; the latest sunrise is at 6:05am on June 30; the earliest sunset is at 8:41pm on June 1.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in June, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 33% (mostly clear) to 44% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 10% from the start to the end of the month.
On June 30, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
On June 1, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 39% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 36% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around June 4, occurring in 17% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 30, occurring in 9% of days.
Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 50% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around June 4, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 41% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around June 1, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in June or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 30% (dry) to 77% (humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 22% (dry), or exceeding 89% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 18, at which time the relative humidity drops below 33% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 1, rising above 71% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical June, the dew point typically varies from 46°F (dry) to 61°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 39°F (dry) or above 65°F (mildy humid).
The time of the month between June 1 and June 30 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of June typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 18 mph (calm to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 26 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around June 30, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around June 7, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).