Peloponnese Peninsula Climate & Weather

Peloponnese Peninsula Climate and Weather

The Peloponnese Peninsula has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Rain falls mostly between October and March. During summer, June to August, the temperatures idle around 86°F (30°C) but can reach as high as 104°F (40°C) during the frequent heat waves. The heat can be oppressive and uncomfortable, particularly for those unaccustomed to a Mediterranean climate. In the higher regions in the north of the peninsula, temperatures are much lower and there is a chance of very cold temperatures. The best time to visit the Peloponnese Peninsula is in the shoulder seasons of autumn and spring - ideally April or September - when you are still likely to have plenty of sun and warm weather without the sweltering heat of summer or the inconvenient rains of winter. Many of the peninsula's rivers are dry in summer and agriculture in the region requires irrigation so expect it to be dry in the hot months. The western Peloponnese have less severe winters but also get the most rainfall; the eastern areas are more dry and arid.

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