Turkey Weather and Climate

Optimal travel time for the regions

In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Turkey).

Place Best travel time
Istanbul all except January, February, March and December
Ankara all except January, February, March and December
Antalya May, June, July, August, September and October
Van April, May, June, July, August and September
Marmaris May, June, July, August, September and October
Kusadasi June, July, August and September
Belek May, June, July, August, September and October
Alacati June, July, August and September
Bodrum May, June, July, August, September and October
Goreme May, June, July, August and September
Side May, June, July, August, September and October

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Istanbul (Turkey)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 9 ° C 9 ° C 12 ° C 17 ° C 22 ° C 26 ° C 28 ° C 28 ° C 25 ° C 20 ° C 15 ° C 11 ° C
Night temperature 3 ° C 3 ° C 4 ° C 8 ° C 12 ° C 16 ° C 19 ° C 19 ° C 16 ° C 12 ° C 9 ° C 5 ° C
Water temperature 8 ° C 8 ° C 8 ° C 11 ° C 15 ° C 20 ° C 22 ° C 23 ° C 21 ° C 19 ° C 15 ° C 11 ° C
Precipitation in mm 99 67 62 49 31 21st 19 26 41 71 89 122
Rainy days 12 10 9 7 5 3 3 3 4 7 9 12
Hours of sunshine 3 4 5 6 9 11 12 11 8 6 4 3
Sunrise 8:25 8:00 7:15 6:25 5:45 5:30 5:45 6:15 6:45 7:15 7:50 8:20
Sunset 18:00 18:35 19:10 19:45 20:15 20:40 20:35 20:05 19:15 18:25 17:45 17:35

Temperatures

The annual average temperature in Istanbul is 14.1 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is July (23.2 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 5.6 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Istanbul is 23 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. The months of June, July, August, September and October have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of July, August and September have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 697 mm on 84 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. In the months of January, February and March snowfall is possible.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.6 hours of sunshine per day. In the annual mean, the sun shines an average of 6.7 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Umraniye, Maltepe, Gebze and Çayırova.

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