Annual average weather for Turkey

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Annual Average Weather for Turkey

The annual average maximum daily temperature is 23.2°C (73.7°F) which is warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The annual average water temperature is typically 20.8°C (69.4°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water. Annually there are on average 6.4 days of rain per month and 9.1 hours of sun per day.

When is the best time to visit Turkey?

The best months to visit Turkey are June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The weather is perfect for sunbathing in the months from June to September when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above the average 21°C (69°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Can you sunbathe in Turkey year round?

No, you can't sunbathe in Turkey all year round. Some months are too cold for sunbathing, however you might enjoy other beach activities such as taking a walk, going hiking along trails or just enjoying the scenery.

The weather is best for sunbathing in the months from June to September when the maximum temperature reaches above 26°C (72°F)

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

Can you swim in Turkey year round?

No, you can't swim in Turkey all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Turkey are found in August when they peak at 27°C (80°F) and lowest in February when they dip to 16°C (61°F).

The sea temperature is above average for swimming between June and November when the sea temperature is above 21°C (69°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

For very comfortable swimming conditions try swimming in the months from June to October when the sea temperature is above 22°C (72°F)

More info about the annual sea temperatures

When is the hottest month in Turkey?

The hottest month in Turkey is August when the average maximum temperature is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days 33°C (91°F), average temperature is 27°C (81°F) and average minimum temperature is 22°C (71°F).

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

When is the coldest month in Turkey?

The coolest month in Turkey is January when the average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°F), average temperature is 10°C (50°F) and average minimum temperature is 6°C (42°F).

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine

When is the sunniest month in Turkey?

The sunniest days in Turkey are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. In July the sunshine percentage is 88.5% making it extremely sunny and pleasant most of the time, with blue skies and rarely a cloud in sight. The hours of sunshine per day are 12.5hrs making the days exceptionally long and full of sunshine.

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When is the least sunny month in Turkey?

January has the least sunshine. In January the sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

More info about the annual sunshine.

When is the driest month in Turkey?

The driest month in Turkey is July with 0cm (0inches) of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 0.4 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall

When is the wettest month in Turkey?

The wettest month in Turkey is December with 3cm (1.2inches) of rain and February has the most days of rain with 12.4 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

More info about the annual rainfall.

When is the sea the coldest in Turkey?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Turkey are found in February when they dip to 16°C (61°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the sea the warmest in Turkey?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Turkey are found in August when they peak at 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the most humid month in Turkey?

The most humid month in Turkey is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 21°C (71°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the least humid month in Turkey?

The least humid month in Turkey is January with a dew point of 8°C (46°F) which is a bit dry for some.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the windiest month in Turkey?

The most windy month in Turkey is July when the average maximum windspeed is 28KM/H (17MPH) and the average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Turkey

The hottest month in Turkey is August when the average maximum temperature is 33°C (91°F), average temperature is 27°C (81°F) and average minimum temperature is 22°C (71°F).

The coolest month in Turkey is January when the average maximum temperature is 14°C (14°F), average temperature is 10°C (50°F) and average minimum temperature is 6°C (42°F).

Annual Sunshine for Turkey

The longest days in Turkey are in June, with an average of 14.6 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 9.7 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Turkey are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day. The sunshine percentage is 88.5% making it extremely sunny and pleasant most of the time, with blue skies and rarely a cloud in sight. The hours of sunshine per day are 12.5hrs making the days exceptionally long and full of sunshine.

January has the least sunshine. The sunshine percentage is 58% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in July when it reaches 11.2 and lowest in December when it reaches 2.6.

An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Turkey

The warmest sea water temperatures in Turkey are found in August when they peak at 27°C (80°F) and lowest in February when they dip to 16°C (61°F).

The sea is best for swimming between June and November when the temperature is above 21°C (69°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Annual Rainfall for Turkey

The wettest month in Turkey is December with 3cm (1.2inches) of rain and February has the most days of rain with 12.4 days with some rain, a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Turkey is July with 0cm (0inches) of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 0.4 days with some rain, an extremely dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Turkey

The most humid month in Turkey is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 21°C (71°F) which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.

The least humid month in Turkey is January with a dew point of 8°C (46°F) which is a bit dry for some.

Annual Wind Speed for Turkey

The most windy month in Turkey is July when the average maximum windspeed is 28KM/H (17MPH) and the average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH).

The least windy month in Turkey is November when the average maximum windspeed is 21KM/H (13MPH) and the average wind speed is 11KM/H (7MPH).

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