Mediterranean Region Turkey weather in January

Are you planning a trip to Mediterranean Region Turkey in January and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Mediterranean Region Turkey in January?

Mediterranean Region Turkey is a region in Turkey. The weather in Mediterranean Region Turkey in January can be quite varied, with temperatures that range from cold to moderate and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy. During January, winter is in full swing.

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is cold in Elbistan at 2°C to moderate in Belek at 15°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 8°C in Belek and -6°C in Elbistan. In general, this month stands out as the coldest period throughout the year. However, even though January is the coolest month, you can still find places in Mediterranean Region Turkey with moderate temperatures, ensuring a pleasant experience throughout the year.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Elbistan with an average of 73 mm to heavy snow/rainfall in Antalya with 228 mm. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 155 hours of sunlight anticipated in Antalya. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

For a closer look at January's conditions in Mediterranean Region Turkey, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Mediterranean Region Turkey's yearly weather, check out our Mediterranean Region Turkey climate page.

Where to go in Mediterranean Region Turkey in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Mediterranean Region Turkey on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Mediterranean Region Turkey

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Mediterranean Region Turkey?

Average weather in Antalya

In January Antalya generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Antalya
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15°C 
8°C 
147 hours 
241 mm 
13 days 
poor 
14°C 
6°C 
155 hours 
228 mm 
12 days 
poor 
15°C 
7°C 
162 hours 
158 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Antalya

Average weather in Alanya

In January Alanya generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 13°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Alanya
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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15°C 
9°C 
136 hours 
179 mm 
14 days 
13°C 
7°C 
130 hours 
178 mm 
15 days 
poor 
14°C 
7°C 
131 hours 
143 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Alanya

Average weather in Side

In January Side generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Side
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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16°C 
10°C 
133 hours 
203 mm 
14 days 
poor 
15°C 
8°C 
140 hours 
205 mm 
14 days 
poor 
15°C 
8°C 
157 hours 
147 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Side

Average weather in Kas

In January Kas generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Kas
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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15°C 
10°C 
125 hours 
179 mm 
13 days 
14°C 
8°C 
144 hours 
175 mm 
13 days 
14°C 
8°C 
158 hours 
128 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Kas

Average weather in Kemer

In January Kemer generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kemer
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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15°C 
10°C 
147 hours 
236 mm 
13 days 
poor 
14°C 
8°C 
155 hours 
221 mm 
13 days 
poor 
14°C 
8°C 
162 hours 
147 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Kemer

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Is January the best time to visit Mediterranean Region Turkey?

Given the typically poor weather conditions in Antalya, January may not be the ideal time to visit Mediterranean Region Turkey.

On average, the best time to visit Mediterranean Region Turkey is in April, May, June and September with generally perfect weather in Antalya. On the other hand, the weather in January and December tend to be poor.

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