Average Weather in Antíparos Greece
In Antíparos, the summers are warm, arid, and clear; the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 48°F to 86°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 91°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Antíparos for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 8 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 86°F and low of 73°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 1, with an average low of 48°F and high of 57°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
In Antíparos, 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 Antíparos begins around May 28 and lasts for 4.1 months, ending around September 30. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 99% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 1% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 30 and lasts for 7.9 months, ending around May 28. On December 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% 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 Antíparos varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from October 21 to March 28, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on February 4.
The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from March 28 to October 21. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% 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 33% 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. Antíparos experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from September 24 to May 7, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 11, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from May 7 to September 24. The least rain falls around August 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Antíparos varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 43 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, 39 minutes later at 7:38 AM on October 27. The earliest sunset is at 5:02 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 41 minutes later at 8:43 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Antíparos 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
Antíparos experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from June 7 to October 23, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 8% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 14, with muggy conditions 33% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 25, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Antíparos experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.7 months, from October 12 to April 1, with average wind speeds of more than 13.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.3 months, from April 1 to October 12. The calmest day of the year is May 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Antíparos is from the north throughout the year.
Antíparos 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 3.5 months, from June 22 to October 5, with an average temperature above 72°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 17, with an average temperature of 75°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.7 months, from December 11 to May 1, with an average temperature below 63°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 3, with an average temperature of 60°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Antíparos 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 Antíparos for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to mid July and from mid August to mid 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 Antíparos for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the last 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.
Temperatures in Antíparos are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
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 3.5 months, from May 6 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 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 2 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Antíparos are 37.033 deg latitude, 25.083 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Antíparos contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 502 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 53 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,448 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (3,274 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Antíparos is covered by water (45%) and cropland (24%), within 10 miles by water (75%), and within 50 miles by water (92%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Antíparos, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Antíparos.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Antíparos 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 Antíparos is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Antíparos and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Paros National Airport (95%, 4.8 kilometers, east); Mikonos Island, Mikonos Airport (3.7%, 50 kilometers, northeast); and Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (0.8%, 142 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .