Weather in Turkey and climate of Turkey

Weather in Turkey

Weather in Turkey
Weather in Turkey

Thanks to the favorable climate, Turkey is a favorite destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. The climate in Turkey varies by region. In the west and south, dominated by a Mediterranean climate, summers are hot and dry, and winters – mild. Therefore, Antalya and the surrounding region, characterized by hot summers is called the Turkish Riviera. In the resort area 300 days a year, the hot sun is shining, so even if you are already a little tanned at home, use protective creams and do not forget about them until the last days of your vacation.

Weather in İstanbul and forecast for 5 days


Weather in Ankara and forecast for 5 days


Weather in Antalya and forecast for 5 days


Weather in Bodrum and forecast for 5 days


Weather in different regions in Turkey

Climate in Marmara region

In Istanbul and Marmara region, the climate is mild, the sky is often overcast (average temperature in January – from 3 to 9 ° C in August from 20 to 29 °C / 68 – 84 ºF , water temperature about 20 °C / 68ºF). It is interesting to note that geographically, Istanbul is on the same latitude as Naples, Lisbon and Beijing, and the Mediterranean coast of the country at the latitude of Tokyo, Seoul and San Francisco.

Climate in Central Anatolia

Climate in Central Anatolia is continental, with hot dry summers and cold snowy winters (in Ankara, the average January temperature ranges from -5 to +4 °C/ 23 to 40 ºF, and in August – from 16 to 31 °C / 60 to 88 ºF). The climate of the Anatolian plateau is a steppe climate. There is a great temperature difference between day and night. The average temperature is 23°C in summer and -2°C in winter.

Climate in Black Sea Region

While  the coastal areas enjoy milder climates, the inland Anatolian plateau experiences extremes of hot summers and cold winters with limited rainfall. The Black Sea Region (coast) receives the greatest amount of rainfall. The eastern part of that receives 2,200 millimeters annually and is the only region of Turkey that receives rainfall throughout the year. Turkey’s diverse regions have different climates because of irregular topography. Large mountains influence regional climates and regional weather.

Climate in Aegean Region

On the west coast (Aegean Region) the climate is warm and wet (in Izmir, the average temperature in January from 6 to 13 °C /42 to 55 ºF  in August – from 21 to 33 ° C / 70 to 90 ºF , water temperature 23 ° C / 73 ºF ).

Climate in Mediterranean Region

On the south coast  (Mediterranean Region) the climate is warm, you can swim from April to October In Antalya, the average temperature in January is from 6 to 15 ° C, in August from 23 to 34 ° C and water temperature is about 27 ° C. Heavy – hot and humid summers are typical for the Mediterranean coast between Mersin and Hatay (up to 45 ° C).

Climate in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia Regions

In the Eastern Anatolia region there is a long winter, and snow remains on the ground from November until the end of April (the average temperature in winter is -13 °C and in summer 17 °C). In the Southeastern Anatolia region, summers are hot and dry, with temperatures above 30°C. Spring and autumn  are generally mild, but during both seasons sudden hot and cold spells frequently occur in the region.

Some regional weather statistics for Turkey

Regions Average Temp. Record High Temp. Record Low Temp. Average Hum. Average Prec.
Marmara Region 13.5C 56.3F 44.6°C 112.3°F -27.8°C -18.0°F 71.2 % 564.3 mm  22.2 in
Aegean Region 15.4°C 59.7°F 48.5°C 119.3°F -45.6°C -50.1°F 60.9 % 706.0 mm  27.8 in
Mediterranean Region 16.4°C 61.5°F 45.6°C 114.1°F -33.5°C -28.3°F 63.9 % 706.0 mm  27.8 in
Black Sea Region 12.3°C 54.1°F 44.2°C 111.6°F -32.8°C -27.0°F 70.9 % 828.5 mm  32.6 in
Central Anatolia 10.6°C 51.1°F 41.8°C 107.2°F -36.2°C -33.2°F 62.6 % 392.0 mm  15.4 in
East Anatolia 9.7°C 49.5°F 44.4°C 111.9°F -45.6°C -50.1°F 60.9 % 569.0 mm  22.4 in
Southeast Anatolia 16.5°C 61.7°F 48.4°C 119.1°F -24.3°C -11.7°F 53.4 % 584.5 mm  23.0 in