Weather in Crete in February

February is the second coldest month of the year in Crete and also one of the wettest. It's not a good time to come to the island if you are looking for the sun but on the positive side, 13.7 days with rain also mean 14 days without rain and you still get an average of four and a half hours of sun per day.
The sea is at its coldest point of the year with an average temperature of 15°C

A positive side of visiting Crete in February will be the views of the snow-covered mountains. A lot of flowers are also appearing in coastal areas.

The table below lists weather averages in February 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

February weather averages in Crete

City

Monthly Max. Temperature

Monthly Min. Temperature

Monthly Average Temperature

Average Rain

Days of rain

Chania

16.5°C

9.4°C

12.9°C

100mm

13.7

Rethymnon

15.7°C

9.5°C

12.8°C

95mm

13.3

Heraklion

15.5°C

8.9°C

12.2°C

67mm

13.6

Sitia

15.3°C

9.4°C

12.2°C

70mm

11.5

Paleochora

15.1°C

9.5°C

12.5°C

44 mm

 

Tymbaki

15.9°C

7.3°C

11.7°C

70mm

9.3

Ierapetra

16.2°C

8.7°C

12.9°C

95mm

10.5

 


Average Sunlight Hours/ Day (data recorded for Heraklion) 04:36

Average Sea Temperature 15°C

Highest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 29.2°C

Coldest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 0.2°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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