Weather in Crete in October

October is the start of the Cretan autumn and will almost always have some rain, sometimes heavy. But on the whole temperatures remain pleasant and warm and the sun shines most days (and on average almost 7 hours a day).

The sea temperatures are still very pleasant at around 23°C.

The table below lists weather averages in October 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

October weather averages in Crete

City

Monthly Max. Temperature

Monthly Min. Temperature

Monthly Average Temperature

Average Rain

Days of rain

Chania

23.7°C

15.6°C

19.4°C

82mm

8

Rethymnon

24°C

16.6°C

20.6°C

90mm

8.2

Heraklion

23.4°C

16.5°C

20°C

65mm

7.8

Sitia

23.6°C

16.8°C

20.2°C

54mm

6.1

Paleochora

24.6°C

17.7°C

21.4°C

14mm

 

Tymbaki

24.9°C

14.9°C

20.2°C

47mm

4.5

Ierapetra

24.9°C

16.7°C

21°C

44mm

4.7


Average Sunlight Hours/ Day (data recorded for Heraklion) 06:46

Average Sea Temperature 23°C

Highest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 37°C

Coldest recorded temperature (in Heraklion) 8°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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