Average Weather at Aktion Airport Greece
At Aktion Airport, the summers are warm, muggy, dry, and clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 86°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 92°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Aktion Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 15 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is August 7, with an average high of 86°F and low of 71°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 27 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 31, with an average low of 44°F and high of 55°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
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At Aktion Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Aktion Airport begins around May 30 and lasts for 3.7 months, ending around September 21. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 97% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 3% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 21 and lasts for 8.3 months, ending around May 30. On December 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Aktion Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from October 1 to April 9, with a greater than 21% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on December 4.
The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from April 9 to October 1. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on July 9.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 40% on December 4.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Aktion Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.9 months, from August 14 to June 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 30, with an average total accumulation of 5.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.1 months, from June 10 to August 14. The least rain falls around July 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Aktion Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 26 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:10 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 48 minutes later at 7:58 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:14 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 52 minutes later at 9:06 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Aktion Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Aktion Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 2 to October 4, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 8, with muggy conditions 75% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed at Aktion Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from October 28 to April 7, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 7 to October 28. The calmest day of the year is August 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Aktion Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.5 months, from March 22 to October 8, with a peak percentage of 58% on June 29. The wind is most often from the east for 5.5 months, from October 8 to March 22, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Aktion Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.2 months, from June 29 to October 2, with an average temperature above 74°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 17, with an average temperature of 78°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.2 months, from December 22 to April 28, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 1, with an average temperature of 58°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Aktion Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Aktion Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to mid July and from late August to early October, with a peak score in the second week of June.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Aktion Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen at Aktion Airport over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 74% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Aktion Airport should appear around February 12, only rarely appearing before January 27 or after March 8.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 11 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 31 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 1.9 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Aktion Airport are 38.925 deg latitude, 20.765 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Aktion Airport is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1 foot. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,742 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,956 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Aktion Airport is covered by water (59%) and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by water (67%) and cropland (15%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Aktion Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Aktion Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back are Araxos Airport; Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias"; and Andravida Airport.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .