Climate and Average Weather in Turkey
Because of Turkey's geographical conditions, one can not speak about a general overall climate. In Istanbul and around the sea of Marmara the climate is moderate. Winter is from December til March and during this period the average temperature is 4 degrees Celsius (39.2 degrees Fahrenheit). Summer is from June til September with 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit). In Western Turkey there is a mild Mediterranean climate with average maximum temperature of 9°C (48.2°F) in winter and 29°C (84°F) in summer. On the southern coast you will experience the same climate.
The climate of the Anatolian Plateau is a steppe climate (here is a great temperature difference between day and night). Rainfall is low and there is more snow. The average temperature is 23 ° C (73°F) in summer and -2 (28°F) in winter. The climate in the Black Sea area is wet, warm and humid. In Eastern Anatolia and South-Eastern Anatolia there is a long hard winter, where year after year snow falls from November until the end of April.
Turkey is a year-round destination depending on your wishes. Although the tourist "high season" (with associated higher rates) is from mid-June through mid-September, Spring and Fall are the best seasons to travel. The sun is warm and skies are generally clear. You can expect mild to warm temperatures and some rain during this time.
Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.