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Thessaloniki Climate & Weather

Thessaloniki Climate and Weather


Thessaloniki has aspects of Mediterranean, steppe and humid sup-tropical climates. Summers (June to August) are hot and humid with average daytime highs of 89°F (32°C) and the possibility of thunder storms. 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).

Generally speaking, Thessaloniki's weather is warmer in the south than the north, with the mountainous areas being cooler. The wet season sees plenty of rainfall between September and January, but the region can receive rain at any time of year.

Although the city remains very popular during summer, which is peak tourist season throughout Greece, the best time to visit is in spring and autumn. Conditions are cooler but sunny enough to enjoy the outdoors.

For budget travellers, winter is the best time to visit as accommodation is much cheaper during off-season. Visitors will avoid crowds, but it does get cold, with rain or even snow on the cards.


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