Although in recent days, the weather in Crete more and more often resembles what we have the opportunity to admire in the summer, and the air temperature in some regions reaches even 30 o C, but in the high mountains you can still see large amounts of snow. Data published by the Greek National Meteorological Observatory in Athens show that still around 150 square kilometers of the island are still hidden under the snow cover. This represents approximately 1.8% of the total area of Crete.
The snow cover is perfectly visible on satellite images that have been published by this office. These photographs were taken as part of the European Copernicus project, the aim of which is to observe the Earth. A particularly large amount of snow is found in the area of the White Mountains.
It is worth mentioning that the amount of snow surface recorded in recent days is definitely higher than the average value observed over the last 15 years. According to the data collected by the National Observatory, in the middle of May the area covered with snow constituted about 1.3% of the island's area.
Finally, while remaining in the weather, we would like to inform all the people currently in Crete that part of the current week will stand under the sign of African dust. According to various types of meteorological forecasts, a particularly strong dust concentration is expected in the second half of the week around Thursday, May 23. Much earlier because from the beginning of this week you can expect an influx of very hot air. Temperatures exceeding 30 o C are predicted in Crete.