The best times to visit Eastern Anatolia for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st

or

August 27th 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.

 

 


Other Eastern Anatolia Travel Info

Weather in Eastern Anatolia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Eastern Anatolia vary an incredible amount. 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 less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Eastern Anatolia, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 95.9°F (35.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.3°F (19.6°C) at night.

Eastern Anatolia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Eastern Anatolia Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Eastern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Eastern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Eastern 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 24.2 20.1 14.4
Feb 27.5 23 17.4
Mar 42.9 37.4 29.8
Apr 61.9 54.8 43.2
May 72.2 64.8 52.1
Jun 83.4 75.7 59.2
Jul 92.9 83.9 66
Aug 93.6 85.7 65.4
Sep 83.6 74.2 55.4
Oct 66.1 58.3 46.5
Nov 52.6 46.3 35.8
Dec 28.9 24.9 18.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -4.3 -6.6 -9.8
Feb -2.5 -5 -8.1
Mar 6.1 3 -1.2
Apr 16.6 12.7 6.2
May 22.3 18.2 11.2
Jun 28.6 24.3 15.1
Jul 33.8 28.8 18.9
Aug 34.2 29.8 18.6
Sep 28.7 23.4 13
Oct 18.9 14.6 8.1
Nov 11.4 7.9 2.1
Dec -1.7 -3.9 -7.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Eastern 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 late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Eastern Anatolia? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Eastern Anatolia is often around around December 3rd 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 Eastern Anatolia.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Eastern Anatolia (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 9.6 4.5
Feb 22% 11 2.6
Mar 27% 5.9 3.3
Apr 30% 1.8 2.8
May 17% 0 1.7
Jun 8% 0 1.2
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 7% 0 1.3
Oct 25% 0 3.6
Nov 12% 0 1.7
Dec 18% 6.4 3.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 24.4 11.4
Feb 22 27.9 6.6
Mar 27 15 8.4
Apr 30 4.6 7.1
May 17 0 4.3
Jun 8 0 3
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 7 0 3.3
Oct 25 0 9.1
Nov 12 0 4.3
Dec 18 16.3 8.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Eastern Anatolia has some very humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is August (10.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (78.7%).

Wind in Eastern Anatolia is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by August and May. April’s average wind speed of around 1.4 knots (1.6 MPH or 2.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early May where average top sustained speeds reach 5.7 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Eastern Anatolia.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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 0.4 Still 1.8 Barely noticeable
Feb 0.3 Still 1.8 Barely noticeable
Mar 0.6 Still 3.2 Barely noticeable
Apr 1.4 Barely noticeable 4.6 Light breeze
May 1.1 Barely noticeable 4.2 Barely noticeable
Jun 1 Barely noticeable 3.6 Barely noticeable
Jul 1 Barely noticeable 3.7 Barely noticeable
Aug 1.2 Barely noticeable 3.9 Barely noticeable
Sep 1.1 Barely noticeable 3.5 Barely noticeable
Oct 0.7 Still 2.9 Barely noticeable
Nov 0.6 Still 2.3 Barely noticeable
Dec 0.5 Still 2.1 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.7%
Feb 71.7%
Mar 54.6%
Apr 37.4%
May 33.3%
Jun 20.2%
Jul 13%
Aug 10.3%
Sep 16.4%
Oct 40%
Nov 46.9%
Dec 73.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Eastern 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 Eastern Anatolia, Turkey is July, followed by March 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 Eastern Anatolia in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 30.4 in January means 30.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Eastern Anatolia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 33.9°F (1.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 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 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Eastern Anatolia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 8 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 far too cold this time of year in Eastern Anatolia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.8°F (3.8°C) and 18.3°F (-7.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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