Turkey climate guide

Temperature in Turkey (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
8°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Turkey (Istanbul)8
9°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Turkey (Istanbul)9
11°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Turkey (Istanbul)11
16°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Turkey (Istanbul)16
21°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Turkey (Istanbul)21
25°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Turkey (Istanbul)25
27°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Turkey (Istanbul)27
27°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Turkey (Istanbul)27
24°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Turkey (Istanbul)24
19°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Turkey (Istanbul)19
15°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Turkey (Istanbul)15
11°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Turkey (Istanbul)11
Min temperature (night-time)
2°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Turkey (Istanbul)2
3°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Turkey (Istanbul)3
4°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Turkey (Istanbul)4
7°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Turkey (Istanbul)7
12°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Turkey (Istanbul)12
16°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Turkey (Istanbul)16
18°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Turkey (Istanbul)18
18°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Turkey (Istanbul)18
16°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Turkey (Istanbul)16
12°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Turkey (Istanbul)12
8°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Turkey (Istanbul)8
5°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Turkey (Istanbul)5
Sea temperature
8°C sea temperature in January in Turkey (Istanbul)8
7°C sea temperature in February in Turkey (Istanbul)7
7°C sea temperature in March in Turkey (Istanbul)7
10°C sea temperature in April in Turkey (Istanbul)10
15°C sea temperature in May in Turkey (Istanbul)15
21°C sea temperature in June in Turkey (Istanbul)21
23°C sea temperature in July in Turkey (Istanbul)23
24°C sea temperature in August in Turkey (Istanbul)24
22°C sea temperature in September in Turkey (Istanbul)22
18°C sea temperature in October in Turkey (Istanbul)18
14°C sea temperature in November in Turkey (Istanbul)14
10°C sea temperature in December in Turkey (Istanbul)10

Sunshine & Daylight in Turkey

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Turkey (Istanbul)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Turkey (Istanbul)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Turkey (Istanbul)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Turkey (Istanbul)13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in Turkey (Istanbul)14
15 hours of daylight per day in June in Turkey (Istanbul)15
15 hours of daylight per day in July in Turkey (Istanbul)15
14 hours of daylight per day in August in Turkey (Istanbul)14
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Turkey (Istanbul)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Turkey (Istanbul)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Turkey (Istanbul)10
9 hours of daylight per day in December in Turkey (Istanbul)9

Rainfall in Turkey

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
19 days with some rainfall in January in Turkey (Istanbul)19
16 days with some rainfall in February in Turkey (Istanbul)16
14 days with some rainfall in March in Turkey (Istanbul)14
11 days with some rainfall in April in Turkey (Istanbul)11
9 days with some rainfall in May in Turkey (Istanbul)9
6 days with some rainfall in June in Turkey (Istanbul)6
4 days with some rainfall in July in Turkey (Istanbul)4
5 days with some rainfall in August in Turkey (Istanbul)5
7 days with some rainfall in September in Turkey (Istanbul)7
12 days with some rainfall in October in Turkey (Istanbul)12
14 days with some rainfall in November in Turkey (Istanbul)14
18 days with some rainfall in December in Turkey (Istanbul)18
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
110 mm monthly rainfall in January in Turkey (Istanbul)110
75 mm monthly rainfall in February in Turkey (Istanbul)75
72 mm monthly rainfall in March in Turkey (Istanbul)72
50 mm monthly rainfall in April in Turkey (Istanbul)50
35 mm monthly rainfall in May in Turkey (Istanbul)35
28 mm monthly rainfall in June in Turkey (Istanbul)28
25 mm monthly rainfall in July in Turkey (Istanbul)25
35 mm monthly rainfall in August in Turkey (Istanbul)35
43 mm monthly rainfall in September in Turkey (Istanbul)43
76 mm monthly rainfall in October in Turkey (Istanbul)76
97 mm monthly rainfall in November in Turkey (Istanbul)97
126 mm monthly rainfall in December in Turkey (Istanbul)126

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UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in January in Turkey (Istanbul)2
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in February in Turkey (Istanbul)2
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in March in Turkey (Istanbul)4
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in April in Turkey (Istanbul)5
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in May in Turkey (Istanbul)7
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in June in Turkey (Istanbul)8
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in July in Turkey (Istanbul)9
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in August in Turkey (Istanbul)8
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in September in Turkey (Istanbul)6
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in October in Turkey (Istanbul)4
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in November in Turkey (Istanbul)2
UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in December in Turkey (Istanbul)1
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Turkey (Istanbul)0
No heat & humidity in February in Turkey (Istanbul)0
No heat & humidity in March in Turkey (Istanbul)0
No heat & humidity in April in Turkey (Istanbul)0
No heat & humidity in May in Turkey (Istanbul)0
Low heat & humidity in June in Turkey (Istanbul)L
Low heat & humidity in July in Turkey (Istanbul)L
Low heat & humidity in August in Turkey (Istanbul)L
No heat & humidity in September in Turkey (Istanbul)0
No heat & humidity in October in Turkey (Istanbul)0
No heat & humidity in November in Turkey (Istanbul)0
No heat & humidity in December in Turkey (Istanbul)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Turkey, represented by Istanbul, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Turkey climate overview

Turkey lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, and the country's architecture, culture, and atmosphere are inevitably a fusion of western and eastern influences. A mixture of manufacturing and agriculture form the basis of the country's economy while tourism is a key source of foreign exchange.

Eastern Turkey is dominated by high mountains that peak along the Iranian border. Most famous of these is the majestic dormant volcano of Mount Ararat, the biblical resting place of Noah's Ark. The harsh landscape in the east has a harsh climate to match with bitterly cold and snowy winters. Summer temperatures are comfortable but even then, there is plenty of cloud and rain towards the Black Sea coast at Rize and Trabzon.

The vast Anatolian Plateau accounts for much of central Turkey; it is less mountainous than the east but still fairly elevated. The landscape is bare in many parts suitable only for grazing but in the more fertile valleys such as at Sivas wheat and barley is grown. Spring thunderstorms precede a dry and warm summer, with cool nights. Winters tend to be wet and cold with a dusting of snow.

The extensive Mediterranean shoreline is known for its impressive coastal ruins and outstanding natural beauty. Secluded bays like Olu Deniz can be found along the Turquoise Coast in the east, while to the west, the wild coastal scenery becomes more rugged with deserted beaches to the east of Alanya. The sub-tropical climate has a dry and warm summer season with very little cloud. Winters are cool, wet, and often windy.

Turkey's Black Sea coast is plagued by a cool, wet, and cloudy climate for much of the year, with conditions improving only slightly during the summer. The mountainous backdrop is rugged and craggy with understandably lush vegetation.

Much of Turkey lies on active fault lines and therefore the risk of earthquakes is high almost everywhere.

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