The island of Zakynthos enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild and humid winters and hot and dry summers. The sunny summer months are, of course, the most popular with tourists.
Despite the high temperatures the island in the afternoon is generally caressed by a light breeze that makes the air cooler.
June and July are the months with less precipitation.
The hottest months of the year in Zakynthos are June, September, July and August, when the monthly average temperature reaches 31 °C, while the coldest months of March, January and February the thermometer drops up to 8 °C.
In Zakynthos rainiest months of the year are November and December during which monthly rainfall average reaches 170 mm. On the other side, driest months are June and July when the average rainfall is reduced to 5 mm per month.
August, June and July are sunniest months of the year. During that months, from sunrise to sunset there are 12 total light hours in Zakynthos. In January, November and December daylight hours are reduced to 3.
Months of the year when sea water is warmer are July, September and August, average temperature is around 26 °C.