CLIMATE AND SEASONS
Meteora is at the intersection of latitude 39o 44' north and longtitude 21o 38' east. Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey is on the same latitude and places such as Valencia and Palma de Mallorca in south east Spain, Samarkand in the south of the Soviet Union and Denver, Colorado, in the United States are on similar latitude
altitude of the sun at Meteora during the following
|21th June just over 74o|
|21st May and 21st July between 70o and 71o|
|21st April and 22nd August almost 62o|
|21st March and 23rd September almost 50o|
|21st February and 22nd October just over 39o|
|21st January and 21 November almost 30o|
|21st December just over 27o|
Meteora in winter time (Roussanou manasterie),and in spring time (Kastraki village)
Photos: Nikologiannis Stefanos & Andreas Krambeer.
Mean Temperatures in degrees cintigrade:
Conditions can vary greatly in winter. Mountaineers have reported conditions too cold and wet to allow any climbing in winter.
Easter has been popular time for climbers to visit Meteora during the last 20 years. This is the time when rainy days are very rare, although occasionally there can be a whole string of them. In general, spring is the best time of the year as far as the climate is concerned.
For a great part of the year it is very hot in Meteora. At this time of the year it hardly ever rains, but the hot, dry climate requires carefull planning of the day. Almost all big climbs can be managed between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.without the heat becoming unbearable, and all routes on the northern and western sides are in the shade at that time anyway. Between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. is also quite tolerable on faces away from the sun. Late morning and early afternooncan be used for bathing. All camping sites have been equipped with swimming pools.
The weather is still quite summery and dry at the time of the grape harvest in early and mid October - ideal for climbimg and swimming. These early days of autumnare warm and dry in Meteora, but in late autumn the weather becomes more and more changeable.
Note : in kalampaka there is not an artificial climbing wall !!!
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