Mykonos Climate & Weather

Mykonos Climate and Weather

The Mykonos climate is characterised by hot, dry summer weather and mild winters. Temperatures in July and August range from 86ºF (30ºC) during the day to 72ºF (22ºC) at night. Rainfall is almost non-existent in summer but showers can be expected between October and April. The weather on the island is typical of all the islands in the region, which means that it is largely Mediterranean with the odd influence from North African climes. The temperate weather is fantastic for visitors and although the heat can be oppressive and quite overwhelming for those who aren't used to it summer remains the most popular time to visit Mykonos by a landslide. If you visit in the idyllic summer season - the hottest months are July and August - then expect the island to be extremely busy and the beaches packed. If you can bear to miss out on the fashionable season then the best times to visit the island are late spring and early autumn. May is a very pleasant month and by this time the water should have warmed up sufficiently for swimming. September is another gem and in early autumn the seas are almost as warm as in summer. Not many people choose to visit Mykonos in winter but if you do it will be wonderfully empty and much cheaper, although many shops and restaurants will be closed.

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