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Under the Köppen Climate Classification climate classification, "dry-summer subtropical" climates are often referred to as "Mediterranean". This climate zone has an an average temperature above 10°C (50°F) in their warmest months, and an average in the coldest between 18 to -3°C (64 to 27°F). Summers tend to be dry with less than one-third that of the wettest winter month, and with less than 30mm (1.18 in) of precipitation in a summer month. Many of the regions with Mediterranean climates have relatively mild winters and very warm summers.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa". (Mediterran Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Athens is 65.3°F (18.5°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 82.4°F (28°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 50.5°F (10.3°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Athens is 108.0°F (42.2°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Athens is 25.0°F (-3.9°C), which was recorded in February.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Athens is 14.4" (365.8 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 2.5" (63.5 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 0.2" (5.1 mm). There are an average of 64.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in December with 11.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in June with 1.0 days.
In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 98.3 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in December with 13.7 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in July with 1.6 days of rain.