Weather and climate of Rhodes

In Rhodes, the climate is Mediterranean, with mild and rainy winters, and hot and sunny summers. The average temperature in January and February is 12 °C (53.5 °F), that of August is 27 °C (80.5 °F).

Rainfall:

Rainfall amounts to 700 millimetres (27.5 inches) per year, and is concentrated from October to March; the rains often occur in the form of thunderstorms, and sometimes can be abundant. In summer, basically it never rains. Here is the average precipitation. 

Seasonal info:

Winter, from December to mid-March, is mild: daytime temperatures hover about 15/17 °C (59/63 °F). The rains are quite frequent, but there are also sunny days. Sometimes it can get a little cold: lows can drop to about 3/5 °C (37/41 °F), and highs can remain about 7/10 °C (45/50 °F). Wind can increase the feeling of cold. In the plains, substantially it never snows (sometimes you can see the snow falling, but it does not accumulate on the ground), while on inland hills, which reach 1,200 metres (3,900 feet), sometimes it can snow.

Spring, from mid-March to May, is mild, and becomes progressively warmer and sunnier, and less rainy.

Summer, from June to mid-September, is hot, quite muggy and sunny. The Meltemi, the wind from the north-west, blows from mid-May, cooling the air, but with lower intensity than in the central islands of the Aegean Sea, such as Mykonos or Naxos. In addition, sometimes there are some periods of intense heat, with maximum temperatures about 35 °C (95 °F).

Autumn, from mid-September to November, is pleasantly warm at the beginning, then it gradually becomes milder, and also more rainy. 

Article topics

From our blog

It's winter. You are sitting in your apartment or office, while it's cold outside and the weather is gray, dark and rainy, and you find yourself reading this article. Don't you wish you can go someplace where the winter weather is not necessarily so depressive?

Read more about Wintertime in Rhodes

A Park that invites you to experience art under the Rhodian Sky. The Art park is a non-profit gallery of fine arts, photography, sculpture, and music. We take a look at the park and interview the owner, Mr Damon Papakiriakou, an artist, sculptor and musician.

Read more about Rhodes Art Park

Easter (Pas-ch-a in Greek) is the most important and the most sacred religious feast in the context of the Greek Orthodox Church. As a result, If you are indeed lucky enough to visit Rhodes and Greece during Easter period, you will find yourself right in the middle of an experience rich in rituals and customs, many of which originate long before the beginning of the Christian era.

Read more about Easter in Rhodes

In early April 2010 Susan, Richard and myself (Stephen) thought we would look at re-offering the easy walk from Laerma to Agios Isidoros which we stopped doing after the fire in July 2008 that devastated this area, the walk in question is on a dirt track road and is approx 12km (7.5miles) long, it takes about 3-4hrs to walk at a leisurely pace.

Read more about Regeneration of the ecology after the the fire of 2008

Rhodes has been awarded with 39 blue flags for it's crystal beaches by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN), the National Operator of the Blue Flag International Program in Greece. This makes the Rhodes the municipally with the highest count of Blue Flags, according to the HSPN.

Read more about Rhodes beaches have been awarded 39 blue flags in 2019

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool, Audrey Hepburn glamour, or the rock star hipness of Bono. But they are much more than a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and the surrounding tissue.

Read more about Fun in the sun: how to choose and pick good sunglasses

We all know or have heard about the winds of the Aegean, most commonly known under the Turkish name Meltemia that appear during the summer season. The etymology of Meltemi is of Turkish origin. The ancient Greeks called it "Etesian" (Yearly). Meltemia generally belongs to the category of seasonal winds.

Read more about Meltemi (or Meltemia), the winds of the Aegean

Feedback