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 on average 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit).

In Western Turkey and on the southern coast there is a mild Mediterranean climate with average maximum temperature of 9°C (48.2°F) in winter and 30°C (86°F) in summer.

The climate of the Anatolian Plateau is a steppe climate (here you will experience a great temperature difference between day and night). Rainfall is low and there is more snow during winter. The average temperature is 23°C (73°F) in summer and -2°C (28°F) during winter.

The climate in the Black Sea area is wet, warm and humid. Eastern Anatolia and South-Eastern Anatolia feature a long hard winter, where year after year snow falls from November until the end of April.

What is the best time to visit Turkey?
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, this is not the best season to visit. Have a look at the video below for more information about the best time to visit Turkey:

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Turkey?
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1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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