Weather in Lefkada
The climate of Lefkada island is called as Mediterranean. Summer months are hot and dry, and the winter months are mild, influenced by the Ionian Sea.
Lefkada in spring (Weather of March, April, May)
Spring comes early to the island, in the end of February the snow becomes extremely rare. In March the weather can be pleasant, but also can be rainy and windy. The daytime temperatures rise slowly, but most of the time you must wear a jacket or a sweater. Nights are cold yet, and Ionian Sea is often stormy and windy.
During the days of April there are some rainy, cloudy days, but the temperatures are getting higher, and several days are warm. The scenery of the island, even the barren places become very green, dozens of flowers and trees burst into bloom. The spring is also a good time for restoration of the buildings. Several houses and apartments get a new look during these months.
The first days of May are often warm and dry, without rainy days. In these days you can see the summer is coming quickly, and the first tourists arrive to the island. The sea temperature is cold for many, but the water is getting warmer day by day. The first swimmers appears at the beaches of Lefkada, but if you are cold, may wait a few days (or a months) with the swim. April and May are the best months to hiking in the mouintans, discover the footpaths of Lefkada, or getting around with bicycle.
Lefkada during summer months (June, July, August)
June comes with pleasant temperatures, several sunny days and less rainfalls. Days of the months are usually hot and warm, especially from the middle of the month. The sea is a little bit cold in the first days of June, but at the end of the month it will be very pleasant. Lefkada is getting filled with tourists, but the beaches are not very crowded yet.
The end of June and the beginning of July means that the high season is here. In these times you may hard to find apartments, studios and villas for rent, so it is strongly recommended to book an accomodation before you arrive Lefkada. Find the best apartments and rooms here: Accomodations in Lefkada
Temperature of the Ionian Sea is great in July, ideal for everyone. At some days the flows of the sea slightly cool down the water. You should take care yourself and be aware from the long direct sunlight, use sunblock and enjoy the beaches under parasol!
August is the usually the hottest and driest month of the year. The sea is pleasantly warm, one of the best things in this month is enjoying the water, and lying under the shade of the parasols. If you would like to discover Lefkada, the most suitable times are the morning hours. The number of visitors reaches the peak in the middle of the month. In these times almost all the apartments in Lefkada are full, and very hard to find an accomodation for rent.
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Lefkada during autumn (September, October, November)
A Classical Greek summer with high temperatures can be found in the first days of September also. Most of the days are hot and dry, but there is a growing chance of a short thunderstorm. Sea temperatures are still excellent for a swim, and rays of sun are strong. The nights are slightly colder, sometimes you will need a light sweater. In second half of September the chance for cloudy days are more common, but several days will bring back the taste of the summer.
The true autumn arrives usually in October. Some days may be sunny and warm, but rainy days come more often. The withered plants come alive again, due to more rainfalls. The temperature of the Ionian sea is getting much colder, but there are some people who enjoy swimming in the cooled down waters.
In the month of November the last tourists are leaving the island. Sometimes big waves and winds are coming from the west, which make the Ionian Sea cold and not suitable for swimming. The people of Lefkada gets a little relaxed after the bustling summer months.
Winter months in Lefkada (December, January, February)
Some tourists think that here is never snow and frost, but sometimes Lefkada dresses in white. During winter months high mountains are covered often by snow. Around the mountain peaks the temperature falls below freezing point, and it does not change for some days. In coastal settlements the temperature is slightly higher, with an average of 10 °C. Rainy days are frequent, rainfalls may occur in half of the month. The coldest month in Lefkada are January and February, when the sea temperature falls below 15 °C, and the sunshine hours are only a few hours per day.
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