Rhodes Climate & Weather

Rhodes Climate and Weather

The Rhodes climate ensures hot, dry weather in summer and mild winters. Temperatures in July and August, the hottest months and peak tourist season, range from 82ºF (28ºC) during the day to 72ºF (22ºC) at night, which is a bit cooler than some of the Greek islands, although still quite hot enough! Rainfall is almost non-existent in summer but showers can be expected between October and March. Despite the heat being somewhat oppressive by some standards summer remains the most popular time to visit Rhodes and during June, July and August the island is packed full of tourists with prices escalating accordingly. The lure of summer in Greece is obvious but for those who would prefer not to get caught in the crowds the best time to visit is in spring or autumn. Late spring, May, is particularly lovely on the islands with most of the benefits of summer and fewer disadvantages; by May the sea is getting warm, there are fewer people, and Rhodes is as lush as it gets. Early autumn, September, is also a great time to visit Rhodes because it is warm without being swelteringly hot, the water is almost as balmy as during summer, and most of the tourists have left.

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