Perched on the western tip of Western Macedonia, laying between Grammos mountain range and Mount Vitsi, over the neck of a wetland (Lake Orestiada), Kastoria’s weather is influenced by its geography and the natural phenomena triggering in the region.
Kastoria’s climate is continental - having mostly two seasons and a significant variation in temperature, leaning on the climate of Middle East, (characterized by severe winters and mild summers). On the other hand, Lake Orestiada affects the weather and the climate of the area by decreasing the heat in summer and releasing warmness during the coolest months. Nevertheless, being surrounded by mountains, the most common winds in Kastoria, are the northwestern ones, even if together with the lake basin the winds can be directly changed.
Surprisingly enough, Kastoria is one of the sunniest cities, with 200 days of brightness; hence in the area you will come across countless solar parks.
(early May) here lasts in the blink of the eye just delaying winter, with the characteristics of sunshine and relatively frequent storms and 15 to 20 ° C bending degrees.
is the period with the highest temperatures (over 20 ° C) and less humidity. Namely, July and August are the warmest months of the year in the area and thus, temperatures might soar in just a few minutes from 35° C to 40 ° C.
begins from mid-September with a gradual decline in temperatures and gradual soar in humidity; however the days are relatively warm. The weather changes radically from October onwards, greeting winter prior to the Greek mainland. Finally, the density of fog layers occurring several times around the lake and the city of Kastoria, create the most photogenic scenery imaginable.
in Kastoria starts usually from November and brings in frosty cold, high humidity percentages and provincial winds that come down the snow-white mountains. In addition to the above, heavy snowfall usually takes place during January, which is traditionally the most freezing month of the year, and also this is the time that the surface of the lake is covered by a thick layer of ice for about 15 days (late January - mid February). So everything stay frozen, with the temperatures warp below zero throughout the day. Finally, the worst temperature ever reached was -20 ° C!