Kefalonia weather consists of a mild Mediterranean climate with rainy winters and dry, hot summers, like the other Ionian Islands. Rain is a characteristic of the Ionian climate and the average annual rainfalls in those islands are three times higher than the one of the Aegean Islands. This is why the Ionian Islands, including Kefalonia, have dense and verdant vegetation, plenty of forests and fertile plains. Winds in Kefalonia never get very strong, even during summer time. Winds in Kefalonia are not very strong, even during summer time.