Turkey weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Turkey

The best time to visit in Turkey is from May until October, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Turkey is 32°C in August and the lowest is 12°C in January. The water temperature is between 18°C and 30°C.

Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Turkey or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather South Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 12 13 16 19 23 28 31 32 29 24 19 14
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 20 23 27 30 30 29 27 24 21
Precipitation (mm) 144 56 41 20 19 5 1 1 10 38 36 87
Climate data from city: Antalya

Average weather Southwest Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 13 14 16 19 23 28 31 32 28 24 19 15
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Precipitation (mm) 98 57 36 25 18 8 1 3 7 42 56 60

Average weather West Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 26 29 29 26 23 19 15
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Precipitation (mm) 139 62 44 21 11 6 0 0 8 48 62 84
Climate data from city: Bodrum

Average weather North Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 9 10 12 15 21 25 28 28 24 19 15 11
Water temp. (°C) 9 10 14 16 25 26 26 29 27 20 15 11
Precipitation (mm) 42 35 35 24 27 27 11 10 28 38 32 52
Climate data from city: Istanbul

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14 day weather forecast Turkey

The weather for in Turkey will be 16° till 19° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Turkey is based on the weather conditions in the city of Ankara.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 19 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 3
Wednesday 20 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 3
Thursday 21 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Friday 22 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Saturday 23 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Sunday 24 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
0 cm 2.4 mm 70% 2 m/s 1
Monday 25 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 cm 1.8 mm 65% 3 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 26 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10.3 cm 12.4 mm 100% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 27 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 28 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Friday 29 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 30 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Sunday 31 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Monday 1 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1

Climate Turkey

Click on a region of Turkey to view the climate:

Climate table of South Turkey (Antalya)

South Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Turkey is 22° degrees and there is about 458 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 250 days a year with an average humidity of 61% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 13 16 19 23 28 31 32 29 24 19 14
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 16 21 24 24 21 18 13 10
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 20 23 27 30 30 29 27 24 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 144 56 41 20 19 5 1 1 10 38 36 87
Days with rain 15 11 11 8 8 3 2 - 4 8 7 13
Dry days 16 17 20 22 23 27 29 31 26 23 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 9 9 12 12 12 10 10 10 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3
Climate data from city: Antalya

Climate table of Southwest Turkey (Marmaris)

Southwest Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southwest Turkey is 22° degrees and there is about 410 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 247 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 13 14 16 19 23 28 31 32 28 24 19 15
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 17 21 24 24 21 18 14 10
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 98 57 36 25 18 8 1 3 7 42 56 60
Days with rain 14 13 11 10 8 4 1 1 4 7 7 13
Dry days 17 15 20 20 23 26 30 30 26 24 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 9 9 11 12 11 10 10 10 8 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3
Climate data from city: Marmaris

Climate table of West Turkey (Bodrum)

West Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for West Turkey is 21° degrees and there is about 485 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 267 days a year with an average humidity of 67% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 26 29 29 26 23 19 15
Night temp. (°C) 11 12 13 15 19 22 25 25 23 20 16 13
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 139 62 44 21 11 6 0 0 8 48 62 84
Days with rain 15 12 10 9 5 3 1 - 3 7 7 13
Dry days 16 16 21 21 26 27 30 31 27 24 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 9 9 11 12 11 10 10 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 4
Climate data from city: Bodrum

Climate table of North Turkey (Istanbul)

North Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Turkey is 18° degrees and there is about 363 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 202 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 9 10 12 15 21 25 28 28 24 19 15 11
Night temp. (°C) 5 6 7 10 15 19 22 23 20 16 12 8
Water temp. (°C) 9 10 14 16 25 26 26 29 27 20 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 42 35 35 24 27 27 11 10 28 38 32 52
Days with rain 12 12 14 13 11 8 7 4 10 13 11 13
Days with snow 4 2 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 15 14 16 17 20 22 24 27 20 18 19 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 7 8 11 12 12 10 9 8 6 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 4 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2
Climate data from city: Istanbul

Turkey weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Turkey? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Turkey?

Turkey lies in a straight line about 4,006 km from India (New Delhi → Ankara).

How long is the flight to Turkey?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Turkey is approximately 6 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Turkey?

These are the largest airports in Turkey:

  • Istanbul Airport – Istanbul
  • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport – Istanbul
  • Atatürk International Airport – Istanbul
  • Esenboğa International Airport – Ankara
  • Adnan Menderes International Airport – Izmir
  • Bursa Yenişehir Airport – Bursa
  • Adana Airport – Adana
  • Gaziantep International Airport – Gaziantep
  • Konya Airport – Konya
  • Antalya International Airport – Antalya

How many inhabitants are there in Turkey?

Turkey has approximately 80,810,525 inhabitants.

How big is Turkey?

The area of Turkey is around 780,580 km². It is 4,5x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Turkey?

The capital of Turkey is Ankara.

What is the currency of Turkey?

In Turkey the Turkish lira (TRY) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 October 2021

  • 1 Turkish lira = 0.10 Indian rupee
  • 1 Indian rupee = 9.81 Turkish lira
  • 10 Turkish lira = 1.02 Indian rupee
  • 10 Indian rupee = 98.07 Turkish lira
  • 100 Turkish lira = 10.20 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 980.69 Turkish lira

What is the area code of Turkey?

The area code to call Turkey is +90.