What’s the weather like in Hersonissos in December?
Even though it’s the wettest month of the year on the Greek island of Crete, the Hersonissos weather in December is still mild and quite pleasant. Hersonissos benefits from having a warm Mediterranean climate that makes Crete popular with tourists. In December you can still wander around the pretty towns and beaches, but you’ll need some winter clothing.
The mild temperature of the surrounding Mediterranean Sea helps to stop the temperature on the land falling too low in winter months like December. The water will be about 18°C at this time. Hersonissos is on the north coast of Crete, which has a slightly cooler and wetter climate than the south because of northerly winds which reach the island.
You’ll need to bring a sweater and light jacket if you visit this month, but showers can be light and pass quickly. The weather in Hersonissos in December has an average of 89mm of rainfall. The mild winter temperatures and sunshine help to dry any water. The average daytime temperature is 17°C, with occasional chillier days only around the 10°C mark. You can still expect an average of four hours of sunshine each day this month, from ten hours of daylight, which is fantastic for winter. The wind speed is only 10mph on average, making walks along the beaches, promenades and even in the hills around northern Crete enjoyable in December.