Best Time to Visit Turkey

Turkey has a comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).

Best time to visit

The best times to visit Istanbul are in spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October), when skies are clear and temperatures are moderate. During July and August it is hot and steamy; a lot of Istanbullus head for the west and south coasts over these months and some businesses close. Biting winter winds and snow are common in winter.

Climate guide for Turkey

, Turkey

Average temperatures (Celcious) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
10°C 476mm
Feb
11°C 77mm
Mar
13°C 87mm
Apr
15°C 120mm
May
20°C 7mm
Jun
26°C 37mm
Jul
27°C 17mm
Aug
28°C 0mm
Sep
24°C 71mm
Oct
21°C 68mm
Nov
17°C 148mm
Dec
11°C 162mm
Jan
13°C 1mm
Feb
17°C 1mm
Mar
21°C 4mm
Apr
25°C 3mm
May
30°C 3mm
Jun
33°C 1mm
Jul
36°C 0mm
Aug
36°C 0mm
Sep
34°C 1mm
Oct
27°C 1mm
Nov
20°C 2mm
Dec
13°C 2mm
Jan
18°C 9mm
Feb
21°C 8mm
Mar
23°C 14mm
Apr
29°C 7mm
May
34°C 2mm
Jun
38°C 1mm
Jul
39°C 0mm
Aug
39°C 0mm
Sep
36°C 1mm
Oct
31°C 3mm
Nov
25°C 3mm
Dec
18°C 11mm
Jan
18°C 9mm
Feb
21°C 8mm
Mar
23°C 14mm
Apr
29°C 7mm
May
34°C 2mm
Jun
38°C 1mm
Jul
39°C 0mm
Aug
39°C 0mm
Sep
36°C 1mm
Oct
31°C 3mm
Nov
25°C 3mm
Dec
18°C 11mm
Jan
16°C 8mm
Feb
18°C 5mm
Mar
21°C 8mm
Apr
25°C 4mm
May
29°C 3mm
Jun
33°C 3mm
Jul
33°C 1mm
Aug
33°C 2mm
Sep
32°C 4mm
Oct
27°C 5mm
Nov
22°C 5mm
Dec
17°C 9mm
Jan
6°C 158mm
Feb
8°C 30mm
Mar
10°C 25mm
Apr
14°C 66mm
May
21°C 36mm
Jun
24°C 112mm
Jul
27°C 16mm
Aug
28°C 2mm
Sep
22°C 39mm
Oct
19°C 15mm
Nov
13°C 19mm
Dec
8°C 163mm
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