January 27, 2023

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Christmas "summer": In what areas of Greece did the temperature exceed 20°C


High seasonal maximum temperatures were recorded during the Christmas noon hours, which were 7°C above the averages for the period 2010-2020, according to the network of automatic weather stations of the National Observatory of Athens / meteo.gr.

The air temperature in many parts of Greece approached 20°C, and in Crete it exceeded 20°C. The table below lists the 8 stations that recorded the highest maximum temperatures.

Monday Forecast
On Christmas Monday, clear weather is predicted with limited visibility during the night and morning hours on the mainland. The temperature will drop slightly in the northeast, and winds up to 5-6 Beaufort will blow in the southern seas.

In more detail: on Monday, December 26, 2022, generally clear weather is expected with local cloud cover. During the night and morning hours, visibility on the mainland will be locally limited. Frosts will be observed in places at night and early morning hours on the mainland.

The temperature will fluctuate in Western Macedonia from -4 to 13 degrees, in the rest of Northern Greece from -4 to 14 degrees, in Epirus from -1 to 15 degrees, in the rest of Western Greece from -1 to 17 degrees, in the Ionian Islands from 4 to 16 degrees, in Thessaly from -2 to 14 degrees, in the rest of the mainland from -2 to 16 degrees, on the islands of the Northern Aegean from 1 to 13 degrees, in Crete from 4 to 19 degrees and on the rest of the islands from 9 to 15 degrees, while in the Dodecanese maximum temperatures will reach 17 degrees Celsius.

The wind in the northern part of the Aegean Sea will blow from different directions with an intensity of up to 3-4 points, and in the central and southern parts of the Aegean Sea from the northern directions with an intensity of up to 4-5 points, in the south locally up to 6 points. In the Ionian Sea, winds will blow from the northwest with an intensity of up to 2-3 Beauforts.

In Attica we expect clear weather. The wind will blow from different directions with an intensity of up to 2 beauforts. The temperature will fluctuate from 8 to 16 degrees, but in the west, east and north it will be 2-3 degrees lower.

Clear weather is expected in Thessaloniki. Winds will blow from the south in general directions with an intensity of up to 2-3 beauforts. The temperature will fluctuate from 8 to 14 degrees.



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