Weather in Crete in December

December is one of the wettest month in Crete with rain occuring on up to 15 days of the month. It can get cold but generally not as cold as January and February.

The sea temperatures are around 17°C which most people will consider too cold for swimming.

The table below lists weather averages in December 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

December weather averages in Crete

City

Monthly Max. Temperature

Monthly Min. Temperature

Monthly Average Temperature

Average Rain

Days of rain

Chania

17.8°C

10.8°C

13.1°C

91mm

13.5

Rethymnon

17.2°C

11.2°C

14.5°C

109mm

14.6

Heraklion

17°C

10.8°C

13.7°C

78mm

15.1

Sitia

17°C

11.1°C

13.8°C

88mm

12.7

Paleochora

16.7°C

11.5°C

14.2°C

49mm

 

Tymbaki

17.5°C

9.2°C

13.2°C

100mm

12

Ierapetra

17.7°C

10.6°C

14.5°C

100mm

13


Average Sunlight Hours/ Day (data recorded for Heraklion) 04:11

Average Sea Temperature 17°C

Highest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 28.5°C

Coldest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 2°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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