July this year was the second hottest month since 2010

July this year was the second warmest in Western Greece since 2010, according to the meteorological observatory.

Meteorological data showed that temperatures in July 2022 hovered near seasonally normal levels across most of the mainland and island country, with the exception of Western Greece and the Peloponnese. This is the second warmest July for Western Greece since systematic records began in 2010, and the third warmest month for the Peloponnese.

July weather data

July of this year was also a month with a lot of days with strong winds (meltemia). A record figure of 50 km / h (as the maximum gust of wind) was recorded at the station of the National Observatory of Athens in Tinos. In July this year, there were 25 days of strong winds, the second highest value after 26 days of strong meltemis in June 2020.

The largest positive deviations in maximum temperature were recorded by the network of 53 weather stations of the National Observatory of Athens/meteo.gr in Epirus, the Ionian Islands, Western Central Greece and the Peloponnese, while slightly negative deviations were recorded on the islands in the Aegean Sea due to strong northerly winds prevailing on most days of the month.

Relatively low temperatures for the season, which occurred from July 8 to 15, did not have a significant impact on the western regions of the country, but on the contrary, in the northern and eastern regions, the maximum temperature was 13 degrees below the norm (in Florina).

Corfu and Pyrgos Ilias recorded the highest number of days with positive temperature deviations, with 24 of the 31 days of the month being warmer than the average for the period 2010-2019. Conversely, Paros has recorded 24 days of negative temperature fluctuations and Tinos 22 days of strong meltemi.

In Athens, the temperature fluctuated close to the average for the last 12 years, with 17 out of 31 days of the month registering positive temperature deviations (EAA weather station in Gazi)

In Thessaloniki, most days of the month were somewhat cooler than usual. In 17 days, negative deviations were recorded (by 10 degrees, for example, on July 9).

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