Category Archives: Weather in Crete

A long wet winter

My neck of the woods in West Crete has just had one of its wettest winters in memory. This was crowned by a record breaking February. There was already a lot of damage to roads from previous rains in December … Continue reading

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Late snow

We have had some cold weather and rain in the last couple of days. Not so good for the first tourists of the 2014 season but it’s really good to have some late rain. We even had some fresh snow … Continue reading

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First winter snow – 5th December 2013

The first snow of the winter has finally fallen. There were huge local variations. For example the South of Crete got very little rain (and very little snow higher up). The mountains around Apokorona (Spathi, Grias Soros, Agio Pnevma, Mavri) … Continue reading

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Samaria gorge update

The gorge of Samaria opened today from the Agia Roumeli side but only for the first 2 km. That brings you roughly just beyond the “Gates” as the narrowest part of the gorge of Samaria is called. It is still … Continue reading

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Late snow

Those of you lucky enough to come to Crete this month will find that there is still a lot of snow left on the mountains. This photo from the mole of Chania harbour was taken today but looks more like … Continue reading

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Warmer weather finally!

We’ve had several days of sun and today temperatures finally climbed above 20°C.  That made me decide to pop over to Polyrinia which is such a wonderful place for spring flowers. It is a little early and nature needs a … Continue reading

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A long cold winter

This winter in Crete has seemed interminable. We had very little sunny weather, a lot of rain and many grey days. Not at all what I am used to in Crete where we do have cold weather, heavy rain and … Continue reading

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Winter storm

Another winter storm has been battering Crete since late last night. High winds and low temperatures mean that we will be getting even more snow on the mountains. Below are a couple of photos taken in Chania harbour this morning. … Continue reading

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