The best times to visit Nicosia for ideal weather are
March 19th to June 10th
September 24th 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.
Nicosia Travel Guide
Other Nicosia Travel Info
Weather in Nicosia
Average temperatures in Nicosia 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 somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Nicosia, 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 102.3°F (39.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.4°F (23°C) at night.
Nicosia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Nicosia 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.
Nicosia Perceived Temperature (F)
Nicosia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Nicosia 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 Nicosia are July, June, and then August. 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 June. For example, on the week of June 11th 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 Nicosia? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Nicosia 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 Nicosia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nicosia (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
Nicosia 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 (62.2%).
Wind in Nicosia is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and August. June’s average wind speed of around 6.2 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 15 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Nicosia.
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||3.6||Barely noticeable||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.1||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.8||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.2||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|May||5.3||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.2||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.8||Light breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||4.9||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||3.2||Barely noticeable||10.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||3.2||Barely noticeable||10.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Nicosia?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Cyprus; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Nicosia, Cyprus is July, followed by August 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 Nicosia 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 Nicosia Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 66°F (18.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 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 extremely hot. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nicosia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 97.3°F (36.3°C) and 72.1°F (22.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Nicosia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68°F (20°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.