The best times to visit Kars for ideal weather are
June 18th to September 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kars Travel Guide
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Weather in Kars
Average temperatures in Kars vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 31st 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 Kars, 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 82.5°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50°F (10°C) at night.
Kars Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kars 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.
Kars Perceived Temperature (F)
Kars Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kars 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 Kars are November, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid March. For example, on the week of March 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.
When can you find snow in Kars? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kars is often around around April 2nd 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 Kars.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kars (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
Kars has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (44% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (76.9%).
Wind in Kars is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by August and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.5 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 May to early June where average top sustained speeds reach 17.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kars.
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||3.4||Barely noticeable||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||14.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.8||Light breeze||16.6||Significant breeze|
|May||5.5||Light breeze||15.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.6||Light breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.2||Light breeze||14.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.4||Light breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.4||Light breeze||14.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kars?
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 Kars, 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 Kars 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
Overall Kars Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68.6°F (20.3°C) and 33.2°F (0.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 11 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kars, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.1°F (26.2°C) and 41°F (5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 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 Kars to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.1°F (2.3°C) and 21.2°F (-6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.