Average Weather at Santorini Airport Greece
At Santorini Airport, the summers are warm, humid, arid, and clear; the winters are long, cool, and mostly clear; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 49°F to 85°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 91°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 9 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 85°F and low of 75°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 30 to March 29, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is February 6, with an average low of 49°F and high of 58°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
At Santorini 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 Santorini Airport begins around May 27 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 2. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 2 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around May 27. On November 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Santorini Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from October 24 to March 26, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on February 4.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from March 26 to October 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
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 34% on February 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. Santorini Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from September 26 to May 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 18, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 2 to September 26. The least rain falls around July 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Santorini Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 39 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:59 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 38 minutes later at 7:37 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:02 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 37 minutes later at 8:40 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Santorini Airport during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Santorini Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from June 12 to October 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 14, with muggy conditions 47% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Santorini Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 5 to April 3, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 3 to November 5. The calmest day of the year is May 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Santorini Airport is from the north throughout the year.
Santorini 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 3.4 months, from June 24 to October 6, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 21, with an average temperature of 76°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.6 months, from December 14 to May 2, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 2, with an average temperature of 60°F.
Average Water Temperature
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
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 3.6 months, from May 6 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 8.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 2 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santorini Airport are 36.399 deg latitude, 25.479 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Santorini Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,109 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 139 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,857 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,278 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Santorini Airport is covered by water (52%) and cropland (16%), within 10 miles by water (90%), and within 50 miles by water (96%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Santorini 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
Santorini 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.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
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.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.