What’s the weather like in Rethymnon in December?It’s the wettest time of the year to visit this charming spot on the legendary Greek retreat of Crete. The showers can be short and there’s much less rainfall than most mainland European resorts. The Rethymnon weather in December produces mild temperatures for winter and the sun usually shines for several hours each day.
Geographical influencesThe weather in Rethymnon in December is influenced by the resort’s location on Crete’s beautiful northern coast. Resorts and towns here have a climate that’s one or two degrees cooler and wetter conditions than those in the south, because northerly winds reach this part. Resorts in the south are screened by Crete’s central hills.
AveragesThe average daytime high temperature at this time of the year is 17°C, which is very inviting for winter in the Mediterranean. The average low temperature is 9°C and you’ll need a jacket if you’re walking around Rethymnon in the evening. Bring your sunglasses with you as you’ll catch some winter rays. You can expect four to five hours of sunshine each day and the sun doesn’t fade until 5.10pm at the beginning of the month. The weather in December produces 89mm of rain on average, across 15 rain-affected days, which makes it the wettest month.