The best times to visit Central Anatolia for ideal weather are
May 7th to July 15th
August 20th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Central Anatolia Travel Guide
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Weather in Central Anatolia
Average temperatures in Central Anatolia vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Central Anatolia, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 91.4°F (33°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.3°F (17.9°C) at night.
Central Anatolia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Central Anatolia 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.
Central Anatolia Perceived Temperature (F)
Central Anatolia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Central Anatolia 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 Central Anatolia are August, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 5th.
When can you find snow in Central Anatolia? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Central Anatolia is often around around March 12th 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 Central Anatolia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Central Anatolia (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
Central Anatolia has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (25.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73.7%).
Wind in Central Anatolia is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and June. August’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.7 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 late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 12.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Central Anatolia.
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||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.3||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.7||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.8||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.6||Light breeze||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.8||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.1||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.8||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.5||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Central Anatolia?
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 Central Anatolia 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 Central Anatolia 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 Central Anatolia Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 49.4°F (9.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Central Anatolia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 52°F (11.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 Central Anatolia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.4°F (9.7°C) and 38.2°F (3.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.