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njlady Aug 8th, 2007 02:30 PM

Greek Islands/Athens September weather
 
Hello! I'm preparing our trip to Greece Sept. 2nd. Doing research on temperatures and weather for September, I find that my travel books state 84 - 86F as the high for the days and slightly cooler at night. Therefore, I was prepared to pack mostly summer clothes. But when researching posts on this forum, I found a wide variety of information. Some posters said it was warm but perfect on the islands and others that it was a little rainy and cooler. Others said Athens was cool. I'd appreciate your expertise. Thanks!

brotherleelove2004 Aug 8th, 2007 06:32 PM

I'm sure all these reports are valid. It just goes to prove that you can't predict the weather. (In general) September is usually pleasantly warm but a bit windy at night. Take a windbreaker and maybe a light sweater and you'll be fine.

Heimdall Aug 8th, 2007 11:47 PM

The islands will be a little cooler and windier than Athens, but early September is very pleasant, so pack your summer clothes and a jacket & light sweater as brotherleelove suggests.

Your travel books have it about right, but you can research actual weather history on Weather Underground Trip Planner. I have input Sep 2-15, and called up history for Athens and (without knowing which islands you plan to visit) Santorini. You can look up the stats at:

http://tinyurl.com/357afu
http://tinyurl.com/2tupgx

nicegirl512 Aug 9th, 2007 05:14 AM

Thanks for looking those up, Heimdall (just so happen to be my trip days as well). I didn't know weather underground had such useful functionality.

njlady Aug 9th, 2007 06:08 AM

Thank you both for your info.

Heimdall: I was familiar with the weather underground site but didn't know how to navigate it to get stats like these. I followed you path and now I know! Thanks!


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