The best times to visit Cappadocia for ideal weather are
April 30th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Cappadocia Travel Guide
Other Cappadocia Travel Info
Weather in Cappadocia
Average temperatures in Cappadocia vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Cappadocia, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.9°F (18.8°C) at night.
Cappadocia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Cappadocia 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.
Cappadocia Perceived Temperature (F)
Cappadocia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia are July, August, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.
When can you find snow in Cappadocia? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Cappadocia is often around around February 19th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Cappadocia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Cappadocia (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
Cappadocia has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (21.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (57.9%).
Wind in Cappadocia is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.9 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 8.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Cappadocia.
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||Light breeze||6.2||Light breeze|
|Feb||4.2||Light breeze||6.5||Light breeze|
|Mar||4.8||Light breeze||7.3||Light breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.3||Light breeze||7.2||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.6||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.8||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||6.5||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.6||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.4||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.9||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.3||Barely noticeable||5.4||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Cappadocia?
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 Cappadocia, Turkey is July, followed by June and August. 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 Cappadocia in December. 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 Cappadocia Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.9°F (23.3°C) and 44.4°F (6.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cappadocia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 49.1°F (9.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Cappadocia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.4°F (7.4°C) and 35.3°F (1.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.