Corfu is the northernmost Greek island and therefore enjoys a slightly different climate from the rest of the Greek islands. Rainfall in Corfu is more abundant than in the Cyclades and Dodecanese archipelago, especially during the mild winters. Summers, however, are hot and humid, and favor a very rich vegetation that includes tropical orchids, wild flowers, eucalyptus and acacia trees but also oaks and maples.
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Corfu, and conditions are particularly perfect between Easter and mid-June: the climate is pleasant, the beaches are relatively uncrowded and accommodation is cheaper and easier to find.
The hottest months of the year in Corfu are June, September, July and August, when the monthly average temperature reaches 31 °C, while the coldest months of February and January the thermometer drops up to 5 °C.
In Corfu rainiest months of the year are February, December and November during which monthly rainfall average reaches 210 mm. On the other side, driest months are June and July when the average rainfall is reduced to 10 mm per month.
August and July are sunniest months of the year. During that months, from sunrise to sunset there are 12 total light hours in Corfu. In January, November and December daylight hours are reduced to 3.
Months of the year when sea water is warmer are June, July, August and September, average temperature is around 25 °C.