Aside from the history, the beaches, fun and all the other areas the island has to offer, the climate of Rhodes is one of the main reasons why millions of people flock here every year.
There is an issue when it comes to the weather on the island. Some people come here and cannot wait to go home because it is too hot and uncomfortable. Others like the heat but come at the wrong time of year and experience the cooler climate.
Here I will go over what to expect from the weather in Rhodes so you can plan the time of year you would prefer to see the island with more ease.
Although not all people like the extremely hot temperatures, between April and October there is a perfect climate for everyone to enjoy!
The climate is generally hot and dry in the summer while in the winter there can be rain here sometimes, although it is probably nothing like what you are used to.
Only last year I was on the beach swimming on Christmas Day 🙂 So it is not all that bad!
In the winter the temperatures rarely drop between 5 or 6 degrees Celsius and it never drops below freezing.
1 month or so either side of July and August you will find very tolerable temperatures to enjoy your stay! You will find average temperatures of 20 – 25 Degrees Celsius.
If you love the burning hot sun, then July and August are for you! Be warned though, temperatures can be in excess of 40 Degrees Celsius at this time of year, so come well prepared.
In all my years here I have seen rainfall once between the start of May until the end of September so any time between then you will not be disappointed 🙂
It is said that the island of Rhodes enjoys the sun for approximately 300 days of the year. This is the reason why Rhodes is one of the main tourist hot spots worldwide. The Mediterranean climate takes a lot of beating 🙂
When you holiday in Rhodes always make sure you carry sun cream with you. It is so important to protect yourself from the rays and in the high season it can be a matter of minutes before you can suffer with sun burn!
Sometimes you will experience nice winds on the island which can lead you to think it is not as hot as it actually is. Many people make this mistake and go home later in pain, so think ahead! There is nothing worse than having to visit the sites and spend the rest of your holiday with sore skin!!
If you have any questions about the climate or weather in Rhodes let me know! Maybe you are planning a holiday and need information for the time of year you wish to visit? Send me a message or leave me a comment below and I will get back to you!