Last updated on February 14th, 2022 at 06:16 pm
Corfu Weather forecast
Corfu weather is generally mild and humid, with plenty of rain and mostly south or southeast winds during the autumn.
Winters are mild with lots of rain which sometimes is getting heavy and stormy while it almost never rains during the hot summertime.
The snow is something unknown except the top of Mount Pantokrator, it has snowed in the lowlands though only around 3 times in the last 50 years.
During the winter winds are generally southeasterly and rains can hold up for many days, the coldest days are the first 20 days of January where temperatures approach zero but rarely fall below it.
Winds then are mostly north or northeast, This season does not exceed 10 to 15 days per year and happens usually in January, without prejudice to other months.
During these days the temperature can fall really low and can approach zero, the north winds are weak and accompanied almost always with sunshine so it can not snow, humidity almost disappears and it is the best season of winter.
Summer months are usually hot and dry, at times can get really hot (over 120°F) with waves of heat in July and August but generally, temperatures do not exceed 90°F
How is Corfu Weather in October?
October in Corfu is like Summer, so yes it is still hot and can still be suitable for swimming too, with exceptions in some years.
Is Corfu warm in September?
In September the weather is very warm and humid, in fact, the sea in September is warmer than in summer.
The only difference from August is that we have the first rainfalls.
How hot is Corfu in July?
Corfu in July is really hot, temperatures are normally around 100°F, but sometimes can reach up to 110°F and is really hard to stand.
What is the Sea temperature in Corfu?
The sea in Corfu in June is warm, the temperature is around 15-20°C (59-68°F), it gets warmer in July and August when it reaches the 25-28°C (77-83°F) spot and even warmer in September when sometimes can be 30°C (86°F).
The coldest month is January, sea temperature then is around 10°C (50°F)
Is Corfu hot in February?
February is still a winter month so a very cold month almost the same as January, temperatures vary from year to year with the average be around 10°C (50°F)
Is Corfu hot in January?
January is the heart of winter, so generally, it is cold, but year by year the difference can be huge, sometimes temperatures stay near zero and other times can reach up to 15°C (59°F) even 20°C (68°F)
Is Corfu hot in March?
The average temp for March in Corfu is around 20°C (68°F), but it can drop a lot or can rise up to 25°C (80°F)
How hot is Corfu in June?
June in Corfu is Hot, it is a summer month.
Here are the average temperatures in Corfu per month
Here are the average sea temperatures in Corfu by month
Here is the average precipitation in Corfu
In Corfu rains, a lot but it does during winter months.
Unlike winter never rains during summers and temperatures are high, there are periods of heatwaves, but generally, temperatures are about 5 degrees lower than those in Athens, winds are rare except during August where there are northerly winds that keep journals for 3 days and are called Maistro (those are called Meltemia in the Aegean)
The average daily hours of sunshine per month
However the weather in Corfu is quite unpredictable, this is an island very difficult for forecasters, almost any meteorological service can not predict the weather in Corfu, most systems completely fall out in their predictions.
So if you hear that we expect rains, then we probably have more sun, and if the prediction is good, most likely we will have rain.
The old fishermen are still more accurate in their forecasts as they know better the local peculiarities.
Weather conditions in Corfu by month
- weather in January – How cold is it in Corfu?
January is the heart of winter, therefore it is definitely the coldest month, especially the first 10 to 15 days with temperatures near freezing, at some years it gets under 0°(C) and it may snow on the top of Mount Pantokrator at an altitude of 1000 meters. Also, snow is possible in the interiors of the island. The harsh conditions can continue for the whole month up to February but sometimes the weather change to a nice and dry period with mild north winds and plenty of Sunshine, this happens in the last 10 days of December and is a nice period called small summer or Alkionides days.
- Weather in February – Is it a cold month?
Yes, it can get worse than December at times, with low temperatures still around freezing, and more heavy rains with many dark cloudy days are expected. The days though are getting longer and there is a sense of the coming Spring around.
- The weather for March in Corfu – It can get worse or even hot
March is still a winter month, it is a strange and unpredictable Month, sometimes cold and rainy worse than February, but sometimes at dry Years can get really hot to a point that resembles June. It is annoying though because the humidity is still very high up to 100% at times.
- weather in April – Nice and mild in Corfu
April weather is better, it is the Month that brings the Spring. Rains are rarer and the temperature is rising, also days are longer and the sun takes its place in Corfu`s skies
- weather for May – The month that brings the Summer
May brings the Summer, rains are very rare and temperatures rise. It is a nice pleasant Month for holidaymakers who do not like the extremes of July and the packet high seasons.
- The weather in June is really hot and dry
The Summer is here, in June temperatures are high but pleasant, days are long and Corfu is not very busy yet.Sea is pleasantly cool and Sunshine lasts all day long.
- weather in July, the heart of Summer
The heart of Summer and the hottest month of the year is July. It is a Month with long-lasting days and a deadly Sun, temperatures despite the forecaster’s averages can reach up to 140° at times with little to no significant drop at night. It`s a good month for young holidaymakers and for people who intend to spend their holidays on the beach and in the sea.
- August Weather is hot and the island is packed with tourists
The weather in August is still very hot and dry with plenty of sunshine, also very warm nights. The temperatures range is of the highest in the Year, max is around 90° at normal conditions but can get as high as 120° at times.
The sea is very warm. Some winds from the north are called Maistro and they last for 3 days each time, they can get annoying as the sea gets rough and may get cooler. It is the Month with the most tourist on the island, the holidays high season.
- weather for September when the first rains fall in Corfu
September could be identical to August but is less hot and therefore more pleasant, fewer tourists around and the sea`s temperature still the same and even hotter. The only drawback is the first rains especially during the last ten days which can be persistent and can spoil some of your holiday plans, but anyway not a big deal.
- October weather with many sunny and pleasant days
In October it is getting cooler, highs are around 75° and days are much smaller, nights are cool and comfortable. But it still summer conditions with warm days when you can enjoy the sun and the beach, rains are much less than September, and Sunshine can last for many days in a row
- Weather in November is the most humid month
November with sort rainy days and drop in temperatures can be very rainy and stormy and is the precursor of the coming Winter. Sometimes we get extreme phenomena like very heavy and torrential rains or even hail, but our records show that these conditions have still been the same during the last 60 years at least and are normal for this season.
- weather in December – The winter is here
Yes, we have winter in Corfu, with low temperatures, short and dark days with winds and rain and this is December and the following couple of months. It is no surprise though if the Christmas season is sunny and mild, it happens too sometimes.
The Corfu Weather in summary
Generally and regardless of season, weather conditions in Corfu depend heavily on the wind’s direction.
When winds come from the south or southeast the weather is mild, very very humid and the possibility of rain is great.
If winds are from the north, northwest, or northeast is cool, dry and almost never rains.
During Winter, eastern winds from the mountains of the Greek mainland bring very low temperatures.
Also, consider that in Corfu 90% of the time winds blow from the south.