September is an ideal month to visit Crete. The seas are warm, but beaches are less crowded than in July and August. The winds tend to drop in September, so the temperature can feel warmer than the peak months. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Crete, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, 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 September.
How warm is it in Crete during September?
The temperature is extremely stable in September with average highs of 26℃ and lows just 3℃ lower at 23℃. 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 September?
On average, there will be 4 rainy days during the month, amounting to 6.6mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.
How warm is the sea in Crete during September?
The water around Crete reaches a very pleasant 25℃ during September. 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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