Average Weather in Aitolikó Greece
In Aitolikó, the summers are hot, humid, dry, and clear and the winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 91°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 97°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Aitolikó for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 15 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 91°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 24 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 41°F and high of 56°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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In Aitolikó, 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 Aitolikó 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 98% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% 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 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% 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 Aitolikó varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 6.4 months, from October 5 to April 16, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 35% on December 6.
The drier season lasts 5.6 months, from April 16 to October 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on July 10.
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 35% on December 6.
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. Aitolikó experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.6 months, from August 20 to June 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 28, with an average total accumulation of 4.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from June 7 to August 20. 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 Aitolikó varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 29 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:10 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 47 minutes later at 7:56 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:13 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 49 minutes later at 9:02 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Aitolikó 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.
Aitolikó experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from June 11 to October 3, 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 9, with muggy conditions 46% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 18, 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 in Aitolikó experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 24 to April 8, with average wind speeds of more than 7.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 8 to October 24. The calmest day of the year is August 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Aitolikó varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.5 months, from March 22 to October 6, with a peak percentage of 57% on June 29. The wind is most often from the east for 5.5 months, from October 6 to March 22, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Aitolikó 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 30 to October 4, with an average temperature above 74°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 16, with an average temperature of 78°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from December 24 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 in Aitolikó 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 Aitolikó for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late June and from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of May.
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 Aitolikó for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the second 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.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Aitolikó typically lasts for 10 months (313 days), from around February 15 to around December 24, rarely starting after March 14, or ending before November 30.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Aitolikó should appear around February 9, only rarely appearing before January 26 or after March 3.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.3 months, from May 10 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 30, 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 Aitolikó are 38.437 deg latitude, 21.354 deg longitude, and 3 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Aitolikó contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 60 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,205 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (8,189 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Aitolikó is covered by water (35%), cropland (23%), trees (18%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by water (29%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by water (41%) and trees (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Aitolikó, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Aitolikó.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Aitolikó 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 Aitolikó is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Aitolikó and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Araxos Airport (61%, 32 kilometers, south); Aktion Airport (18%, 75 kilometers, northwest); Cephalonia International Airport (15%, 83 kilometers, southwest); and Nea Anchialos National Airport (6%, 152 kilometers, northeast).
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.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.