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    Rhodes weather and climate in 2024

     

    Day

    21 °C

     

    Night

    12 °C

     

    Sea

    17 °C

     

    Precipitation

    36 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    5 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    13 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    66 %

     

    Day

    21 °C

     

    Night

    12 °C

     

    Sea

    17 °C

     

    Precipitation

    36 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    5 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    13 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    9 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    66 %

    Overview: Rhodes
    Rhodes, a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea, experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters and hot summers. The coldest month is January with an average high temperature of 16 °C (60 °F), while the warmest is July with average highs of 31 °C (88 °F). Rainfall is typically at its peak in December, reaching 164 mm (6.44 in), contrastingly in July, it is at its lowest with just 1 mm (0.04 in). Throughout the year, Rhodes enjoys a generous amount of sunshine hours, especially from June to August, with over 12 hours of sun daily. A noticeable decrease in windspeed occurs during the summer, offering calm seas that are perfect for swimming, evidenced by sea temperatures reaching up to 26 °C (80 °F) in August.

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    Weather overview for Rhodes

    Weather overview

    Rhodes, a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea, experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters and hot summers. The coldest month is January with an average high temperature of 16 °C (60 °F), while the warmest is July with average highs of 31 °C (88 °F). Rainfall is typically at its peak in December, reaching 164 mm (6.44 in), contrastingly in July, it is at its lowest with just 1 mm (0.04 in). Throughout the year, Rhodes enjoys a generous amount of sunshine hours, especially from June to August, with over 12 hours of sun daily. A noticeable decrease in windspeed occurs during the summer, offering calm seas that are perfect for swimming, evidenced by sea temperatures reaching up to 26 °C (80 °F) in August.

    January weather

    January in Rhodes begins with cooler temperatures, averaging a daily high of 16 °C (60 °F). Nights can be quite chilly, with temperatures around 9 °C (48 °F). As one of the wetter months, you can expect around 12 days of rainfall, which calls for an out-of-season feel. January also offers fewer sun hours, about 5 hours per day, and relative humidity hovers around 71%.

    February weather

    February sees similar temperatures to January, with a slight increase in the warmth of days, having average highs of 16 °C (60 °F) and nightly lows of around 8 °C (47 °F). The rainfall gradually decreases to about 9 days, while the sea remains cool around 17 °C (62 °F). February also begins to bring more sunshine, approaching 6 hours daily.

    March weather

    When March arrives, Rhodes begins to warm up with average high temperatures reaching 17 °C (63 °F). The nights remain mild at around 10 °C (49 °F). March marks the end of the rainy season with fewer days of precipitation, totaling around 7 days. Sun hours continue to increase, promising an average of 7 hours per day.

    April weather

    April welcomes a noticeable rise in temperatures, with daytimes reaching an average high of 21 °C (69 °F) and nights warming to 12 °C (54 °F). The reduction in rainfall continues, and you can look forward to just 5 days of wet weather. Sunshine becomes more abundant, with 9 hours a day on average.

    May weather

    May sees a significant warm-up in Rhodes, with the average daytime temperature climbing to 25 °C (76 °F) and overnight lows averaging 16 °C (61 °F). It's an excellent month for more outdoor activities, and the sea begins to warm to a more inviting 19 °C (67 °F). In terms of precipitation, May experiences only about 3 days of rainfall.

    June weather

    June marks the onset of the hot summer months, with average high temperatures soaring to 29 °C (84 °F). Nights are comfortably warm at 21 °C (69 °F). The island basks in an impressive 13 hours of sunshine, making sunscreen a necessity. With the dry season in full swing, Rhodes experiences a minimal amount of rainfall on just about 1 day.

    July weather

    July in Rhodes is the peak of summer, bringing the highest average day temperatures of the year at a scorching 31 °C (88 °F). Nighttime offers little respite, with average lows at 23 °C (73 °F). The island enjoys nearly continuous sunshine, reaching up to 14 hours per day, and the likelihood of rain is almost nonexistent, with only 1 day expected.

    August weather

    August maintains the hot summer conditions, with temperatures matching July's highs of 31 °C (88 °F). The nights are the warmest of the year, averaging 24 °C (75 °F). The Aegean Sea hits its highest temperatures, making it perfect for a swim at around 26 °C (80 °F). Rhodes sees abundant sunshine with 13 hours, and rain remains a non-issue with just 1 day of precipitation.

    September weather

    September sees a slight dip in temperatures to more moderate levels, with an average high of 29 °C (83 °F) during the day and 21 °C (69 °F) at night. The sea remains warm from the summer, sitting at 26 °C (78 °F). As Rhodes transitions out of the dry season, the number of rainy days begins to increase slightly to 1 day, and the sunshine hours start to reduce to 11 hours.

    October weather

    As autumn arrives in October, the warmth persists with daytime highs around 25 °C (77 °F). Nights can be a bit cooler, averaging 17 °C (62 °F). The sea temperature begins to cool off slightly to 24 °C (74 °F), but overall, the weather remains agreeable with just 4 days of rainfall and around 8 hours of sunshine.

    November weather

    November sees the approach of cooler weather, with average day temperatures decreasing to 21 °C (69 °F) and nights cooling to 13 °C (55 °F). The rainfall increases as the island heads towards winter, resulting in about 7 days of wet weather. The sea starts to get cooler, now at 21 °C (70 °F), and sunshine hours drop to around 6 hours per day.

    December weather

    December brings the onset of Rhodes's mild winter, with daytime temperatures reaching an average high of 18 °C (64 °F) and nights chilling to 11 °C (51 °F). The island experiences the most rainfall of the year, averaging around 11 days, and sea temperatures cool to 19 °C (66 °F). December also features the shortest daylight hours, averaging close to 5 hours.

    FAQs

    What should I wear when visiting Rhodes in January?

    Visiting Rhodes in January requires warm attire. Consider packing layers such as sweaters, long pants, and a waterproof coat to handle the cooler temperatures and potential rain.

    How much sun can I expect in Rhodes in February?

    The amount of sunshine in Rhodes starts to increase in February, averaging nearly 6 hours a day, signaling the gradual return of Spring.

    What's the average sea temperature in Rhodes during March?

    Sea temperatures in March are still quite cool, averaging 17 °C (62 °F), which may not be conducive to swimming for most people.

    Do evenings remain cool in Rhodes during April?

    While the days warm up, evenings in April can still be cool, warranting a light jacket or sweater, with average low temperatures around 12 °C (54 °F).

    Are the sea conditions in Rhodes good for swimming in May?

    With sea temperatures reaching 19 °C (67 °F), May offers warmer sea conditions that are becoming suitable for swimming and watersports in Rhodes.

    How should I dress for the weather in Rhodes in June?

    Lightweight, breathable clothing is suitable for June's warm weather in Rhodes. Think shorts, t-shirts, and open-toed shoes to stay comfortable in the heat.

    Is it too hot in Rhodes during July?

    July is the hottest month in Rhodes, and temperatures can feel quite intense, especially around noon. Staying hydrated and finding shade or air-conditioned spaces during the hottest parts of the day is advisable.

    What are typical daytime activities in Rhodes during August?

    With August heat, beachgoing, swimming, and boating are popular daytime activities in Rhodes. It's also ideal for enjoying a relaxed meal at a seaside cafe or exploring the island in the cooler evening hours.

    Is September still a good time for beach activities in Rhodes?

    Absolutely, the warm sea and pleasant daytime temperatures make September a great time for enjoying the beaches and swimming in Rhodes.

    Is it comfortable to swim in the sea in Rhodes in October?

    The sea in October is still warm enough for comfortable swimming, with temperatures lingering around 24 °C (74 °F).

    Does the weather in Rhodes allow for outdoor activities in November?

    With average highs still reaching 21 °C (69 °F), November offers many pleasant days suitable for outdoor activities, though evenings may require a warmer layer.

    What kind of temperatures can I expect in Rhodes during December?

    December temperatures in Rhodes are mild compared to much of Europe, with daily highs averaging 18 °C (64 °F), however, nights can feel quite cool.

    Data backed by 40 years of history

    We make the most from 40 years of historical weather data to predict the best weather conditions.

    Selection of world's favourite destinations

    Deciding on where to go for a holiday is hard sometimes. Get inspired by the most popular destinations.

    16 500 000 weather records

    We aggregate data from combining multiple weather sources to ensure accuracy of the highest order.