Turkey
weather, climate and best time to visit


Turkey is a very diverse country. Here you will get to know interesting culture, enjoy wonderful beaches and be amazed by the diverse nature. In Turkey, every type of holidaymaker can enjoy themselves.

Discover the capital: Istanbul

In Istanbul alone you can experience enough for a wonderful vacation. The vibrant city offers a lot of culture, fun and entertainment. The Kapali Çarsi is the largest covered market in the world. Here you can stroll for hours between the many stores and stalls. Here you will certainly find a nice souvenir to take home.

A visit to the famous Hagia Sophia is also a must. This used to be a cathedral, later became a mosque and then a museum. Or visit the Blue Mosque. Then take a seat at one of the cozy terraces and enjoy a refreshing drink.

Relax on the Turkish Riviera

Are you looking for a great destination for a beach vacation? Then the Turkish Riviera is the place to be. This coastal area lies between Antalya and Alanya and offers everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Picturesque coastal towns, long beaches and lots of sunshine await you here.

Not sun vacations, but winter sports

Turkey is truly a diverse country. Where you can enjoy a sun vacation on the Turkish Riviera, the east of the country offers a perfect landscape for a winter sports vacation. The beautiful mountain landscapes are covered with a fine layer of snow in winter. The largest ski area in the country can be found in Palandöken.

Other special places

There is so much to discover in Turkey that we could never name it all here. Other special places are Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Nemrut Dagi and Konya.

A diverse country with a diverse climate

Depending on which part of Turkey you visit, you will have to deal with a different climate. In general, the weather in Turkey is hot and dry in the summer and the winters are fairly mild but wet. Therefore, Turkey is a very popular vacation destination especially in the summer.

But in winter there are also plenty of people enjoying mild temperatures on the Turkish Riviera. In the mountains in the east there is often a nice pack of snow in winter. Winter sports enthusiasts make grateful use of this.




Best time to visit Turkey

To go to Turkey, the best time to visit is May through October. In this period you have a warm temperature and almost no precipitation. In Turkey, July is the warmest month with 30°C and the most cold month is 4°C in January. The water temperature is 30°C at its highest and in other months it can be 18°C.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather by month in Turkey, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate South Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 12 13 16 19 23 28 31 32 29 24 19 14
Water temperature (°C) 19 18 19 20 23 27 30 30 29 27 24 21
Precipitation (mm) 144 56 41 20 19 5 1 1 10 38 36 87

Weather data from: Antalya

Climate Southwest Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 13 14 16 19 23 28 31 32 28 24 19 15
Water temperature (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Precipitation (mm) 98 57 36 25 18 8 1 3 7 42 56 60

Weather data from: Marmaris

Climate West Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 26 29 29 26 23 19 15
Water temperature (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Precipitation (mm) 139 62 44 21 11 6 0 0 8 48 62 84

Weather data from: Bodrum

Climate North Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 9 10 12 15 21 25 28 28 24 19 15 11
Water temperature (°C) 9 10 14 16 25 26 26 29 27 20 15 11
Precipitation (mm) 42 35 35 24 27 27 11 10 28 38 32 52

Weather data from: Istanbul

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Climate Turkey

Click on a region of Turkey to view the climate:

Climate South Turkey (Antalya) by month

South Turkey has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for South Turkey is 22° degrees and there is about 458 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 250 days a year with an average humidity of 61% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 13 16 19 23 28 31 32 29 24 19 14
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 16 21 24 24 21 18 13 10
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 20 23 27 30 30 29 27 24 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 144 56 41 20 19 5 1 1 10 38 36 87
Days with rain 15 11 11 8 8 3 2 - 4 8 7 13
Dry days 16 17 20 22 23 27 29 31 26 23 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 9 9 12 12 12 10 10 10 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3

Weather data from: Antalya

Climate Southwest Turkey (Marmaris) by month

Southwest Turkey has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for Southwest Turkey is 22° degrees and there is about 410 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 247 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 13 14 16 19 23 28 31 32 28 24 19 15
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 17 21 24 24 21 18 14 10
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 98 57 36 25 18 8 1 3 7 42 56 60
Days with rain 14 13 11 10 8 4 1 1 4 7 7 13
Dry days 17 15 20 20 23 26 30 30 26 24 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 9 9 11 12 11 10 10 10 8 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3

Weather data from: Marmaris

Climate West Turkey (Bodrum) by month

West Turkey has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for West Turkey is 21° degrees and there is about 485 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 267 days a year with an average humidity of 67% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 26 29 29 26 23 19 15
Night temp. (°C) 11 12 13 15 19 22 25 25 23 20 16 13
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 139 62 44 21 11 6 0 0 8 48 62 84
Days with rain 15 12 10 9 5 3 1 - 3 7 7 13
Dry days 16 16 21 21 26 27 30 31 27 24 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 9 9 11 12 11 10 10 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 4

Weather data from: Bodrum

Climate North Turkey (Istanbul) by month

North Turkey has a semi-arid climate. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for North Turkey is 18° degrees and there is about 363 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 202 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 9 10 12 15 21 25 28 28 24 19 15 11
Night temp. (°C) 5 6 7 10 15 19 22 23 20 16 12 8
Water temp. (°C) 9 10 14 16 25 26 26 29 27 20 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 42 35 35 24 27 27 11 10 28 38 32 52
Days with rain 12 12 14 13 11 8 7 4 10 13 11 13
Days with snow 4 2 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 15 14 16 17 20 22 24 27 20 18 19 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 7 8 11 12 12 10 9 8 6 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 4 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2

Weather data from: Istanbul


Turkey weather by month

What is the average Turkey weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Turkey weather

The weather for Turkey over the next 14 days will be 10°C till 15° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Turkey is based on the weather in Ankara.

5-day weather forecast Turkey

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
7 december
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10°C
0°C
0 mm
2 m/s
Thursday
8 december
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12°C
3°C
0 mm
2 m/s
Friday
9 december
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13°C
5°C
0 mm
4 m/s
Saturday
10 december
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12°C
6°C
0 mm
2 m/s
Sunday
11 december
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15°C
9°C
0 mm
2 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Turkey


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Turkey?

Turkey lies in a straight line about 3,413 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Ankara).

How long is the flight to Turkey?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to Turkey is approximately 5 h. 20 min.

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What are the largest airports in Turkey?

These are the largest airports in Turkey:

  • Istanbul Airport (IST) in Istanbul
  • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) in Istanbul
  • Atatürk International Airport (ISL) in Istanbul
  • Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) in Ankara
  • Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) in Izmir
  • Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI) in Bursa
  • Adana Airport (ADA) in Adana
  • Gaziantep International Airport (GZT) in Gaziantep
  • Konya Airport (KYA) in Konya
  • Antalya International Airport (AYT) in Antalya

How many inhabitants does Turkey have?

Turkey has 80,810,525 inhabitants.

How big is Turkey?

The surface area of Turkey is 780,580 km². It is slightly smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of Turkey?

The capital of Turkey is Ankara.

What is the currency of Turkey?

In Turkey, the Turkish lira (TRY) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 December 2022

  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 0.047 Turkish lira
  • 1 Turkish lira = 21.13 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 4.73 Turkish lira
  • 100 Turkish lira = 2,113.35 Pakistani rupee

What is the area code of Turkey?

The area code to call Turkey is +90.