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).

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.

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Climate guide for Turkey

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Cappadocia 32°F 133mm 41°F 88mm 45°F 20mm 47°F 95mm 49°F 151mm 70°F 0mm 74°F 18mm 75°F 56mm 63°F 55mm 56°F 50mm 45°F 354mm 42°F 103mm
Ephesus 43°F 0mm 52°F 0mm 52°F 0mm 62°F 0mm 72°F 0mm 74°F 0mm 78°F 0mm 77°F 0mm 77°F 0mm 64°F 0mm 49°F 0mm 48°F 0mm
Pamukkale 43°F 158mm 47°F 30mm 51°F 25mm 58°F 66mm 69°F 36mm 75°F 112mm 80°F 16mm 83°F 2mm 72°F 39mm 66°F 15mm 55°F 19mm 46°F 163mm
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