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Average Weather at Kos Airport Greece

At Kos Airport, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 88°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 39°F or above 93°F.

The hot season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 10 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 31, with an average high of 88°F and low of 73°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.1 months, from November 28 to March 30, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 48°F and high of 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature with percentile bands, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Sun

The length of the day at Kos Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:52 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 39 minutes later at 7:31 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 4:55 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 40 minutes later at 8:34 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Kos 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

The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Clouds

At Kos 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 Kos Airport begins around May 25 and lasts for 4.3 months, ending around October 4. On July 19, 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 4 and lasts for 7.7 months, ending around May 25. On December 13, 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.

Cloud Cover

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Kos Airport varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from October 31 to April 4, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on December 24.

The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 4 to October 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% 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 36% on December 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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 in the year. Kos Airport experiences very significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from September 20 to May 16, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 19, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from May 16 to September 20. The least rain falls around July 24, with and average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Humidity

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.

Kos Airport experiences very significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 10 to October 11, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 13% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 15, with muggy conditions 54% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

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The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Kos Airport experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 5 to April 5, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 5 to November 5. The calmest day of the year is May 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Kos Airport is from the north throughout the year.

Wind Direction

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Kos 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 2.9 months, from July 10 to October 7, with an average temperature above 73°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 20, with an average temperature of 76°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 25 to May 3, with an average temperature below 64°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 4, with an average temperature of 61°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line) with percentile bands, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 very significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 7 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 29, with an average of 8.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 3 to February 15, 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 2.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kos Airport are 36.793 deg latitude, 27.092 deg longitude, and 253 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kos Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 456 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 328 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (2,740 feet). Within 50 miles contains extreme variations in elevation (3,839 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kos Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (37%), cropland (17%), grassland (16%), and trees (13%), within 10 miles by water (76%), and within 50 miles by water (86%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Kos 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

Kos 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 Bodrum-Imsik Airport, Samos Aristarchos International Airport, Rhodes International Airport, Aydin Airport, Karpathos Island National Airport, Santorini Airport, and Dalaman Airport.

Other Data

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 .