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The weather for Antalya Coast, represented by Antalya, shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Top 10 summer sun: Antalya Coast in May

Looking for some summer sunshine? We've handpicked 10 of the very best places to go for a sunny holiday in May, and Antalya's Coast in Turkey is in seventh place thanks to its average 10 hours of sunshine per day plus its warm daytime temperatures.

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Top 10 summer sun: Antalya Coast in May © Weather2Travel.com
Top 10 summer sun: Antalya Coast in May © Weather2Travel.com

Top 10 summer sun: Antalya coast in June

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Top 10 summer sun: Antalya coast in June © Weather2Travel.com
Top 10 summer sun: Antalya coast in June © Weather2Travel.com

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Antalya Coast weather overview

Antalya weather is typically Mediterranean with long hot dry summers and shorter wetter winters. Summer arrives in this part of Turkey about a month earlier than is does in Spain, and ends a month later, so Antalya is an ideal destination for an early or late summer break.

The Antalya Coast, also known as the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, is the best known and largest holiday resort area in Turkey. Eleven million people visited this region in 2011 which makes Antalya one of the top ten busiest tourist destinations in the world. In recent years it has become particularly popular with Russian holiday-makers.

Alanya Bay and the Red Tower © Vasilyev | Dreamstime.com
Alanya Bay and the Red Tower © Vasilyev | Dreamstime.com

This part of the Eastern Mediterranean comes under the influence of weather systems over the Middle East which accounts for the extended summer season. Summer runs from May to October reaching its peak in July and August which are the warmest months of the year.

By May maximum daytime temperatures top 25°C, the sea reaches 20°C and there are 10 hours of sunshine on average each day. Similarly at the end of the summer season in October daytime temperatures can easily hit 30°C, nearly 70% of daylight hours are sunny - that's 8 hours a day on average - and sea temperatures are arguably still quite comfortable at 24°C.

For obvious reasons the busiest time of the year is during July and August when most Europeans take their annual holiday. During this time there may not be a cloud in the sky for days on end, and in the afternoon air temperatures in the shade can easily reach the low forties Celsius; the average maximum is 34°C.

Waterfall Duden at Antalya, Turkey © Nikolai Sorokin
Waterfall Duden at Antalya, Turkey © Nikolai Sorokin

Heat and Humidity during the day is generally high or very high, which some people may find uncomfortable. Luckily onshore breezes during the afternoon can alleviate some of this and temperatures always fall after sunset. During the day the sea is never far away for a cooling dip in waters which in August can reach 27°C.

The Antalya Coast has some of the longest beaches in Turkey though sadly they are not all covered by soft white sand. Side and Alanya to the east probably have the best sand and the beaches are shallow and safe, while Cirali to the south is wilder and less developed.

At the end of summer even before the end of October there can be days with rain, and rainfall increases to its maximum from December to February. The majority of this rain falls on the Taurus Mountains behind the coast and most hours during the day are still sunny, though winter temperatures, especially at night, usually fall into single figures in Celsius.

While the mountains may increase the chances of a wet day, they also help to prevent very cold air that reaches northern Turkey in winter from affecting temperatures on the coast. To the north of the mountains it can be very cold in winter while on the Antalya Coast daytime temperatures average 15°C even in the coldest months.

The wind direction in winter is primarily from the north or northwest, however low pressure systems travelling eastwards along the Mediterranean occasionally veer north towards the Antalya Coast bringing wet and sometimes stormy conditions from the south, with high seas.

If you visit the Antalya Coast in winter there is usually snow on the Taurus Mountains behind the coast. There are even two little ski resorts, Saklikent and Davras, within easy reach, each with just one or two small lifts, and in good years you can ski as late as April.

Whether you are after some baking hot summer sunshine beside the turquoise waters of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, a quieter more active outdoor holiday in spring or autumn, or a little winter sunshine, Antalya weather has something to offer everyone.

What to pack for Antalya Coast weather

For over half the year from the middle of April to the beginning of November light cotton clothing is most suitable, although in April and November you may need an extra light layer after dark. The rest of the year is quite cool by comparison and it can be wet from the middle of November to the beginning of March when a heavier extra layer and some waterproofs are recommended, especially for travelling into the mountains where Antalya weather can be unpredictable.

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Compare Antalya Coast weather with the USA

Below the Antalya Coast weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Antalya Coast, Turkey (Antalya) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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