The best times to visit Antakya for ideal weather are
February 12th to June 3rd
October 8th to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Antakya
Average temperatures in Antakya vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Antakya, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81.4°F (27.4°C) at night.
Antakya Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Antakya Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Antakya Perceived Temperature (F)
Antakya Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Antakya Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Antakya are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.
When can you find snow in Antakya? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Antakya.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Antakya (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Antakya has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is November (39.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (58%).
Wind in Antakya is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 11 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 11.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Antakya.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.1||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.1||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.8||Barely noticeable||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.2||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.3||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.1||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Antakya?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Turkey; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 02, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Antakya, Turkey is March, followed by September and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Antakya in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Antakya Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 64.6°F (18.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Antakya, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Antakya to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66°F (18.9°C) and 58.6°F (14.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.