The climate of Lefkada
Settled in the western part of Greece
boasts a Mediterranean climate, classified as Csa under the Köppen climate classification. This prevalent type denotes a warm temperate clime with hot summers and rainfall primarily concentrated over its winter months, aligned with the typical Mediterranean climate pattern.
The fluctuation of temperatures is noticeable throughout the year, with lows of 9.3°C in January
to highs nearing 29.6°C in August
. However, it is not just temperatures that experience variances. Humidity levels remain reasonably steady, fluctuating minutely between 62% and 70% throughout the year. Meanwhile, cloud cover follows a similar pattern, hovering between 8% and 39%, ensuring that Lefkada enjoys ample sunny days all year.
Rainfall is quite seasonal in Lefkada, hitting a high of 152mm in November
and dipping down to barely 3mm in August. Correspondingly, the number of rainfall days also peak during November on average, with 15 days. During the sunnier months from June
to August, residents can expect no more than 3 to 4 days of rain. On the contrary to most Mediterranean destinations, Lefkada records little to no snowfall throughout the year.
The best time to visit Lefkada
proves to be an optimum choice of period for visitation to Lefkada
. This time of the year presents temperatures scaling upwards, ranging from 21.5°C to 29.6°C. These are the warmest months coupled with around 14.6 to 14.9 daylight hours enabling tourists to make the most of their visit. Rainfall is at its lowest, with just 8mm in July
to 3mm in August and minimal rainfall days, making these months perfect for outdoor activities.
The worst time to visit Lefkada
The period from November
is potentially the least favorable for a visit to Lefkada
due to the increased precipitation. Rainfall peaks at 152mm in November and continues to be abundant even in December
and January with over 100mm each month. Alongside, the number of rainy days also heightens up to 17.6 in January, making these months comparatively damp and chilly.
Spring weather in Lefkada
The spring months in Lefkada
, comprising March
, witness a gradual surge in temperatures, spanning from 15°C to 21.5°C. In tandem with the rising temperature, the daylight hours increase to 14.3 hours in May. Although rainfall begins to lessen during these months, there is still considerable precipitation with up to 50mm in April
ensuring pleasant and lively surroundings.
Summer weather in Lefkada
The summers in Lefkada
, stretching from June
, are dry and hot with temperatures drifting between 25.5°C and 29.6°C. They are also endowed with the longest daylight hours, peaking at 14.9 hours in June. Rainfall drops remarkably to as low as 3mm in August, and the number of rainy days also shrinks to 2.3 days. This period offers typically Mediterranean clear blue skies perfect for a coastal getaway.
Autumn weather in Lefkada
Autumn in Lefkada
, covering September
, introduces a mild decline in temperatures, falling from 26.1°C to 18.4°C. Despite the decreasing temperatures, the daylight hours stay over 10, allowing for pleasant outdoor activities. However, rainfall begins to swell particularly in November peaking at 152mm.
Winter weather in Lefkada
The winter season, spanning December
, witnesses the lowest temperatures of the year, going as low as 9.3°C. The daylight hours are shortest during this time, receding to 9.5 hours in December. Rainfall is substantial all through these months, peaking in January
with a maximum of 123mm, ensuring a chilly and damp season.
Weather in January
, experiences mild but wet weather conditions. It is colder compared to the following month and has significant rainfall accompanied by relatively strong winds, up from 14.5km/h to 21.8km/h. The sea temperature is reasonably mild, making it a less favorable period for water activities. Weather in January »
Weather in February
Moving into February
's weather sees a slight increase in temperatures and a decrement in rainfall. The winds remain fairly strong, similar to January
, and the sea temperature lowers a bit more at 15.4°C. Despite the increment in daylight hours, sunshine is limited, making it one of the less brighter months of the year. Weather in February »
Weather in March
, a notable rising up begins in Lefkada
's weather pattern. While the weather is still fresh and the sea cold at 15.7°C, the relative humidity remains constant at 70%. Simultaneously, daylight hours are increasing, making the days feel longer. Weather in March »
Weather in April
marks the onset of warmer weather in Lefkada
. The climate, when compared to March
, has increased in both temperature and sunshine hours, making outdoor activities more feasible. The pressure drops slightly as the rainfall frequency subsides, marking a transition from the wetter first quarter of the year. Weather in April »
Weather in May
The weather in Lefkada
truly starts to change in May
. Witnessing a significant rise in temperatures, the humidity drops slightly from 70% to 69%. The increase in weather temperature aligns closely with the rise in sea temperatures, which makes May the initiation of the beach season in Lefkada. Weather in May »
Weather in June
is the start of the summer season, offering plenty of sunlit hours in Lefkada
. The weather conditions improve significantly from May
, with dryer conditions and warmer sea temperatures of 23.3°C. This increase makes June an excellent period for water-based activities. Weather in June »
Weather in July
is characterized by hot weather and maximum sunshine hours in Lefkada
. With extremely low rainfall and sea temperatures reaching a comfortable 25.5°C, it becomes a favorite for beach-goers and swimmers. The hours of sunshine are at their pinnacle during this period. Weather in July »
Weather in August
brings the hottest weather to Lefkada
, with an average monthly high temperature of 29.6°C. The sea temperature also peaks this month, making it the perfect time for various water activities. Despite the soaring temperature, August experiences reduced sunshine hours compared to July
. Weather in August »
Weather in September
sees a decline in temperatures, returning to more comfortable levels from the summer peak. However, the sea temperature remains warm at 25.7°C and the humidity rises to 64%, creating slightly muggy conditions. Weather in September »
Weather in October
, weather in Lefkada
transitions further into autumn, with noticeable drops in both air and sea temperatures. Humidity percentages rise as October sees the return of significant rainfall, totaling up to 99mm per month. Weather in October »
Weather in November
is characterized by a significant increase in rainfall up to 152mm, making it the wettest month in Lefkada
. Simultaneously, temperatures continue to fall moving closer to winter, and the sea temperatures drop to 19.9°C. Weather in November »
Weather in December
brings true winter charades with cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours. The weather cools down significantly from November
, and sea temperatures also drop to 17.4°C. However, overall pressure rises to a year’s high at 1018.4mb. Weather in December »