Weather in Crete in August

August day time temperatures are approximately as high as in July but the evenings start to cool off a little, especially towards the end of the month. Rain is a very unusual occurence.

The sea continues to warm up and reaches its highest temperature of the year (around 25°C, and even warmer in shallow areas).

 

The table below lists weather averages in August for 7 towns of Crete.

Note that these weather stations are located near the sea, more or less at sea level and they generally get less rain than inland locations, especially higher up. Temperatures in hills and mountain areas can be considerably cooler.

 

 

Satellite image of Crete

August weather averages in Crete

City

Monthly Max. Temperature

Monthly Min. Temperature

Monthly Average Temperature

Average Rain

Days of rain

Chania

30°C

20.8°C

26.1°C

3mm

0.3

Rethymnon

29.8°C

21.8°C

26.8°C

2mm

0.5

Heraklion

28.5°C

21.8°C

26°C

1mm

0.4

Sitia

28.5°C

22.3°C

25.7°C

1mm

0.3

Paleochora

31.4°C

23.5°C

27.8°C

<1mm

 

Tymbaki

31.6°C

20.4°C

27.4°C

<1mm

0.1

Ierapetra

31.8°C

22.9°C

27.7°C

2mm

0.2


Average Sunlight Hours/ Day (data recorded for Heraklion) 11:56

Average Sea Temperature 25°C

Highest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 42°C

Coldest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 16°C

Winds: Winds are extremely dependant on the specific location at which you are so I prefered to avoid any wind averages because they will be misleading. If you want to study wind statistics for Crete please check the Advanced Wind Rose on this paper.

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