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Heraklion: Temperatures during the day, at night, rain and bathing conditions

January
Day temperature 59F / 15C    |    Night temp. 49F / 09C    |    Bathing temperature 59F / 15C    |    Rain 007 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions
February
Day temperature 61F / 16C    |    Night temp. 49F / 09C    |    Bathing temperature 59F / 15C    |    Rain 005 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions
March
Day temperature 63F / 17C    |    Night temp. 50F / 10C    |    Bathing temperature 61F / 16C    |    Rain 005 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions
April
Day temperature 68F / 20C    |    Night temp. 54F / 12C    |    Bathing temperature 63F / 17C    |    Rain 003 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions
May
Day temperature 74F / 23C    |    Night temp. 59F / 15C    |    Bathing temperature 65F / 18C    |    Rain 003 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions
June
Day temperature 81F / 27C    |    Night temp. 67F / 19C    |    Bathing temperature 72F / 22C    |    Rain 002 mm    |      Conditions
July
Day temperature 85F / 29C    |    Night temp. 72F / 22C    |    Bathing temperature 79F / 26C    |    Rain 000 mm    |      Conditions Bathing at 26 C
August
Day temperature 83F / 28C    |    Night temp. 72F / 22C    |    Bathing temperature 81F / 27C    |    Rain 001 mm    |      Conditions Bathing at 27 C
September
Day temperature 81F / 27C    |    Night temp. 67F / 19C    |    Bathing temperature 76F / 24C    |    Rain 004 mm    |      Conditions
October
Day temperature 74F / 23C    |    Night temp. 63F / 17C    |    Bathing temperature 68F / 20C    |    Rain 005 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions
November
Day temperature 68F / 20C    |    Night temp. 56F / 13C    |    Bathing temperature 65F / 18C    |    Rain 007 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions
December 
Day temperature 63F / 17C    |    Night temp. 52F / 11C    |    Bathing temperature 61F / 16C    |    Rain 008 mm    |      Non-ideal conditions

Crete : climate and when to go to Heraklion

Crete, south of Greece, has a Mediterranean climate. This island of 50 mi2 is very windy in comparison with Greece. When to go to the beach in Crete? Going in summer, July and August are very hot, a bit like France, but the wind calms the torrid effect. Summer evenings can be cool sometimes.

The capital of Crete Heraklion is on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, ideal for the entertainment and its port, you will have to go away to find some beautiful sandy beaches to put your towel.

When to go? The hottest month for the beach, lazing around and swimming is July. Check the precipitations because showers are possible but the sun returns quickly, otherwise other periods are possible. The coolest month is January, if you can not stand the heat too much. The driest month of the year is July, if you do not like the rain at all.

Click on Heraklion to display its climate.

Graphs and temperature curves with average precipitation over the year

     Monthly temperatures of Heraklion, CRETE     day    night  Heraklion, CRETE temperatures. A minimum temperature of 81F C is recommended for the beach!
     Precipitation, rainfall, cyclone: CRETE
Precipitation, mean rainfall, cyclone period for Heraklion, CRETE
     Temperatures of bathing water around Heraklion
Mediterranean Sea bathing temperature at Heraklion, CRETE. +79C is ideal for the beach!

  Landmarks

Sun   Perfect conditions to enjoy the beach.
Sun       Favorable conditions for enjoying the beach.
Sun and showers      Cloudy with sunny spells and thunderstorms.
Rain, showsers, storms or monsoons     Very strong tropical or monsoon rains.
Cyclone or hurricane/         Months at risk of cyclones with alerts level 1 to 5.
Sea bathing       Nice swimming at more than 26C / 79F.
Perfect trip  Everything is perfect for traveling.

No cyclone risk for this country
Risks of cyclones for CRETE

Sunrise and Sunset in the Tropics
07:21 Sunrise                Sunset 5:04

Mediterranean Sea

Weather forcast $pays in $mois_en_cours - $oceans.
Climate December 2019

Heraklion sunshine in summer and winter

Heraklion, CRETEin the southern hemisphere in winter
Heraklion, CRETEin the northern hemisphere in summer
Heraklion annual sunshine

The sun at its zenith, that means well perpendicular to the surface of the Earth, sending 100% of radiation and heat. Heraklion receives in winter (january),  51%  of sun power and  97%  during summer time (july).

The average temperature and sunshine deviations between summer and winter are 46%. This large gap means that the temperature at sea varies and that it can be cooler during the winter. A sweater can be nice in the early morning or evening, the fell night in cooler season.

showing the annual performance of Heraklion for bathing and lazing around on the beaches.  

Average temperatures and rainfall for a stay in December

Cyclone, monsoon, tropical rainfall and showers index
On the left, the averages observed every month of December on the Crete beaches. The trends for next month are, slightly warmer daytime temperatures, a bathing water in Mediterranean Sea which takes a few degrees, less rainfall with warmer nights.

Sunset and sunrise times for CRETE


Local time : December 2019, Wednesday 11, 10:17 AM
Sunrise time : 07:21 am, point A
Sunset time : 5:04 pm, point B
Duration of daylight : 9:43 / 24:00
Jet lag : GMT+2
Sunset and sunrise from CRETE


The average monthly UV index of CRETE



What is the period of mosquitoes virulence over the year?

Presence of mosquitoes 0/10 at Heraklion.

Locate Heraklion in CRETE

Best beaches of Heraklion, CRETE - Mediterranean Sea !
Equatorial distance from Heraklion, CRETE !

Useful information about your trip to Heraklion

Heraklion (CRETE) longitude and latitude Latitude : 35 20' 36.10'' or 35.34, Longitude : 25 8' 9.89'' or 25.14
Heraklion (CRETE) longitude and latitude\ Heraklion is located in the northern hemisphere, more sunny in summer at 5.094 miles from New York JFK and at 2.444 miles from equator. Sunshine hours per day: 9:43
CRETE Heraklion / USA - East coast Jet Lag Jet Lag is GMT+2, Local time : December 2019, Wednesday 11, 10:17 AM
Flight duration Heraklion - New York USA Take-off New York and Landing Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport, Flight duration 10H45 (New York - Heraklion)

Flight Plan from New York JFK Airport to Heraklion (CRETE) - Duration 10H45


Weather forecast for Heraklion

Here are the current 5-day forecasts for Bendevís / Heraklion. Temperatures are spaced 3 hours apart for each day. The summary of the state of the sky gives the trend of the week. The sea temperature at is a monthly average. In lagoons or seashores where the bathing water is shallow, you can add some degrees.


Thrusday
December 12, 2019
7 am

60.7F
16C

Broken clouds
Humidity 57%
Sea 61F/16C


Thrusday
December 12, 2019
10 am

61.2F
17C

Clear sky
Humidity 54%
Sea 61F/16C


Thrusday
December 12, 2019
1 pm

62F
17C

Clear sky
Humidity 55%
Sea 61F/16C


Thrusday
December 12, 2019
4 pm

62.4F
17C

Clear sky
Humidity 54%
Sea 61F/16C


Thrusday
December 12, 2019
7 pm

62.4F
17C

Clear sky
Humidity 55%
Sea 61F/16C


Thrusday
December 12, 2019
10 pm

62.3F
17C

Few clouds
Humidity 57%
Sea 61F/16C



Friday
December 13, 2019
7 am

61F
17C

Clear sky
Humidity 58%
Sea 61F/16C


Friday
December 13, 2019
10 am

61.4F
17C

Broken clouds
Humidity 59%
Sea 61F/16C


Friday
December 13, 2019
1 pm

63.2F
18C

Broken clouds
Humidity 62%
Sea 61F/16C


Friday
December 13, 2019
4 pm

63.2F
18C

Light rain
Humidity 66%
Sea 61F/16C


Friday
December 13, 2019
7 pm

61.5F
17C

Light rain
Humidity 65%
Sea 61F/16C


Friday
December 13, 2019
10 pm

61.3F
17C

Light rain
Humidity 64%
Sea 61F/16C



Saturday
December 14, 2019
7 am

61.5F
17C

Few clouds
Humidity 67%
Sea 61F/16C


Saturday
December 14, 2019
10 am

63.8F
18C

Few clouds
Humidity 60%
Sea 61F/16C


Saturday
December 14, 2019
1 pm

63.4F
18C

Light rain
Humidity 62%
Sea 61F/16C


Saturday
December 14, 2019
4 pm

58.5F
15C

Moderate rain
Humidity 80%
Sea 61F/16C


Saturday
December 14, 2019
7 pm

59.9F
16C

Light rain
Humidity 65%
Sea 61F/16C


Saturday
December 14, 2019
10 pm

60F
16C

Light rain
Humidity 61%
Sea 61F/16C



Sunday
December 15, 2019
7 am

62F
17C

Light rain
Humidity 71%
Sea 61F/16C


Sunday
December 15, 2019
10 am

63.7F
18C

Light rain
Humidity 65%
Sea 61F/16C


Sunday
December 15, 2019
1 pm

65.4F
19C

Clear sky
Humidity 59%
Sea 61F/16C


Sunday
December 15, 2019
4 pm

65.8F
19C

Clear sky
Humidity 62%
Sea 61F/16C


Sunday
December 15, 2019
7 pm

65.6F
19C

Clear sky
Humidity 64%
Sea 61F/16C


Sunday
December 15, 2019
10 pm

65F
19C

Clear sky
Humidity 62%
Sea 61F/16C



Monday
December 16, 2019
7 am

62.4F
17C

Clear sky
Humidity 72%
Sea 61F/16C



Weather uncertainties 2019 to go to Heraklion ?

Stormy risks under tropics

Risks of tropical rains and showers
In the tropics, these storm or rain pictograms indicate that tropical showers or stormy weather are possible. It is difficult to predict the exact local weather in the tropics. This is especially true by the sea and the beach. Consider that more than 180 mm of rain per month is the limit to enjoy the beach on vacation. So check this data provided for each month on the preferred destinations of this site.

When traveling in the tropics as a seaside, rain is not welcome. If you see this indicator, with possible storms, that does not mean that it will rain all day long. When we observe the local rainfall, it is either really zero or very weak. Meteorologists prefer to be pessimistic. So observe below, the skies photographed during a week announced stormy in Asia. It did not rain once. I invite you to integrate this parameter before going to Heraklion for a good trip to the sun!

Stormy or rainy weather under tropics
Stormy or rainy weather under tropics

Stormy or rainy weather under tropics
Stormy or rainy weather under tropics

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