Crete weather

Our guide to the weather in Crete destination during July

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Average high

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UV Index

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Monthly rainfall

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Sea temperature

Long hot days are the signature of Crete in July. Expect cloudless skies all month long. The seas are warm and beaches are busy. A northerly breeze often develops, known locally as Meltemi, which brings blissful relief from the scorching sun. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Crete, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Crete weather in July.

How warm is it in Crete during July?

The temperature is extremely stable in July with average highs of 27℃ and lows just 3℃ lower at 24℃. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Crete during July?

July is typically the driest month in Crete. On average, in you'll see rain on just one day in the month. In other words, you shouldn't see any of the wet stuff. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Crete during July?

The water around Crete reaches a very pleasant 26℃ during July. This is very warm, and will feel bath-like. People who normally feel the cold will find this temperature perfectly acceptable. The hot air temperature will mean that you will feel comfortably warm when coming out of the water.

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