The best times to visit Izmir for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 10th

or

September 17th to December 2nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Izmir Travel Info

Weather in Izmir

Temperature

Average temperatures in Izmir vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 62nd 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 Izmir, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.1°F (25.6°C) at night.

Izmir Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Izmir 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.

Izmir Perceived Temperature (F)

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Izmir Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Izmir 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 54.7 49.2 44.1
Feb 56.5 50.2 44.4
Mar 62.3 55 48.1
Apr 69.8 61.8 53.8
May 79 70.2 61.3
Jun 86.5 78.3 69.7
Jul 92 84.2 76.2
Aug 91.9 84.4 76.5
Sep 84.1 76.3 68.7
Oct 74.3 66.5 59.3
Nov 66.1 59.1 53
Dec 57.7 52 46.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.6 9.6 6.7
Feb 13.6 10.1 6.9
Mar 16.8 12.8 8.9
Apr 21 16.6 12.1
May 26.1 21.2 16.3
Jun 30.3 25.7 20.9
Jul 33.3 29 24.6
Aug 33.3 29.1 24.7
Sep 28.9 24.6 20.4
Oct 23.5 19.2 15.2
Nov 18.9 15.1 11.7
Dec 14.3 11.1 8.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Izmir are July, August, 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 to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Izmir? 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 Izmir.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 0 2.7
Feb 8% 0 1
Mar 9% 0 1.4
Apr 7% 0 1.1
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 5% 0 0.6
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.3
Sep 2% 0 0.1
Oct 6% 0 1.6
Nov 6% 0 1.2
Dec 6% 0 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 6.9
Feb 8 0 2.5
Mar 9 0 3.6
Apr 7 0 2.8
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 5 0 1.5
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.8
Sep 2 0 0.3
Oct 6 0 4.1
Nov 6 0 3
Dec 6 0 2.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Izmir has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (34.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (60.8%).

Wind in Izmir is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and January. July’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 10.9 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 July where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 5.2 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.1 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
May 4.6 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.8%
Feb 56.4%
Mar 51.4%
Apr 47.2%
May 43.5%
Jun 40%
Jul 34.2%
Aug 35.2%
Sep 42.7%
Oct 51.8%
Nov 57.5%
Dec 59.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Izmir?

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 Izmir, Turkey is July, followed by June and May. 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 Izmir in November. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 34.8 in November means 34.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Izmir Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.7°F (27.6°C) and 58.7°F (14.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Izmir, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 63.5°F (17.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Izmir to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.4°F (15.8°C) and 53°F (11.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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