Thessaloniki Climate & Weather

Thessaloniki Climate and Weather

Thessaloniki displays characteristics of a Mediterranean, steppe and humid suptropical climate. Summers (June to August) are hot and humid with average daytime highs of 89°F (32°C) and the possibility of thunder storms. The winters (December to February) are much cooler with dry, cold days, morning frost and possible snowfall. Winter temperatures average between 34°F (1°C) and 50°F (10°C). The weather in Thessaloniki in general is warmer in the south than the north, with the mountainous areas being cooler. There is plenty of rainfall in the wet season between September and January but it can rain at any time of year in Thessaloniki. Although the city remains very popular in the summer, which is peak tourist season throughout Greece, despite the often oppressive heat, the best time to visit Thessaloniki is in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn, preferably May or September, when it is a little cooler but still warm and sunny enough to enjoy all the outdoor attractions and the beach - although you may get some rain. If you are travelling on a budget then winter is the best time to visit as accommodation is much cheaper in the off-season and you will avoid all the crowds, but it does get cold and you will almost certainly have rain or even snow to contend with.

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