Average Weather in Katoúna Greece
In Katoúna, the summers are warm, dry, and clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 87°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 93°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Katoúna for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 14 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 87°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 24 to March 23, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 38°F and high of 52°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Katoúna, 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 in Katoúna begins around May 28 and lasts for 3.8 months, ending around September 22. 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 22 and lasts for 8.2 months, ending around May 28. On December 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Katoúna varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.1 months, from October 6 to April 10, with a greater than 20% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 37% on December 4.
The drier season lasts 5.9 months, from April 10 to October 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% 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 37% 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. Katoúna experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.7 months, from August 17 to June 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 29, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.3 months, from June 9 to August 17. The least rain falls around July 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Katoúna varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 27 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:09 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 48 minutes later at 7:58 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:13 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 51 minutes later at 9:04 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Katoúna 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
Katoúna experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from June 18 to September 26, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 14, with muggy conditions 26% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is March 4, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Katoúna experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from October 26 to April 7, with average wind speeds of more than 7.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from April 7 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is August 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Katoúna varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.3 months, from March 24 to October 2, with a peak percentage of 54% on June 29. The wind is most often from the east for 5.7 months, from October 2 to March 24, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.
Katoúna 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 3, with an average temperature above 74°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 15, with an average temperature of 78°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 23 to April 28, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 28, with an average temperature of 58°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Katoúna 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 Katoúna for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late July and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the third 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 Katoúna for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The growing season in Katoúna typically lasts for 9.6 months (291 days), from around February 27 to around December 15, rarely starting before January 23 or after March 29, and rarely ending before November 15 or after January 8.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Katoúna should appear around March 14, only rarely appearing before February 25 or after April 1.
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 3.3 months, from May 11 to August 20, 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 3.5 months, from November 1 to February 15, 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 Katoúna are 38.785 deg latitude, 21.114 deg longitude, and 873 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Katoúna contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,125 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 759 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,157 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,917 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Katoúna is covered by cropland (42%), trees (18%), grassland (16%), and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (34%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by water (44%) and trees (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Katoúna, 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
There are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Katoúna.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Katoúna according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Katoúna is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Katoúna and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aktion Airport (50%, 34 kilometers, northwest); Araxos Airport (20%, 76 kilometers, south); Cephalonia International Airport (15%, 91 kilometers, southwest); Larissa Airport (8%, 151 kilometers, northeast); and Nea Anchialos National Airport (7%, 153 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .