Zakynthos weather in August

August is an excellent time to visit Zakynthos, especially if you enjoy very hot weather. You can expect hot, sunny days with a cooling sea breeze and little or no rain.

August is peak season in Zakynthos, with a rise in hotel rates and more crowded entertainment venues.

How hot is it in Zakynthos in August?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Zakynthos in August reach an average high of 33°C (91°F), with very high heat and humidity, and a low of 21°C (70°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches 37°C (99°F)

How sunny is it in Zakynthos in August?
There are normally 12 hours of bright sunshine each day in Zakynthos in August – that's around 89% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in August?
Sunrise is around 6:50am with sunset around 8:25pm.

How warm is the sea around Zakynthos in August?
The average sea temperature in Zakynthos in August is 26°C (78°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

Does it rain in Zakynthos in August?
There are usually three days with some rainfall in Zakynthos in August; the average monthly rainfall is 8mm (‹1in).

How windy is it in Zakynthos in August?
August sees an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (7 knots; 9 mph).

What to do in Zakynthos in August?
Weather conditions in August are excellent for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Away from the beach, August is also a good time to explore Zante’s picturesque villages and countryside by bicycle, car or motorcycle.

Local holidays?
Dormition of the Virgin Mary – 15th Aug.

Zakynthos weather in August

Temperature icon High Temp: 33°C (91°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 21°C (70°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 12 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 13 hrs 30 mins per day
wind icon Wind speed: 14 km/h (7 knots; 9 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 3 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 8mm (‹1in) per month
High heat & humidity icon Comfort Level: High heat & humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 26°C (78°F)
Zakynthos, Greece

Best time to visit Zakynthos

The best time to visit Zakynthos for a beach holiday is from mid-June to mid-September.

However, anytime from early-May to mid-October is good for a range of outdoor activities.

Zante weather averages

Zakynthos weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Zakynthos is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) at the nearest weather station, Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH), located 5km (3mi) south of Zakynthos Town. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Zakynthos weather in August: 8 October, 2023

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