The best times to visit Northern Anatolia for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 8th


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.



Other Northern Anatolia Travel Info

Weather in Northern Anatolia


Average temperatures in Northern Anatolia vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Northern 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 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.6°F (19.2°C) at night.

Northern Anatolia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Northern Anatolia Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Northern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (F)


Northern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Northern 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 41.8 35.7 30.1
Feb 45.6 37.7 30.3
Mar 53.9 44.9 35.9
Apr 63.7 53.7 43.5
May 72.8 62.3 51.4
Jun 81.4 69.7 58.1
Jul 88.7 76.8 64.4
Aug 89.1 76.9 64.7
Sep 80.4 68.7 56.8
Oct 67.4 56.6 46.9
Nov 56.8 46.5 37.9
Dec 45 38 31.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.4 2.1 -1.1
Feb 7.6 3.2 -0.9
Mar 12.2 7.2 2.2
Apr 17.6 12.1 6.4
May 22.7 16.8 10.8
Jun 27.4 20.9 14.5
Jul 31.5 24.9 18
Aug 31.7 24.9 18.2
Sep 26.9 20.4 13.8
Oct 19.7 13.7 8.3
Nov 13.8 8.1 3.3
Dec 7.2 3.3 -0.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Northern Anatolia are July, August, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Northern Anatolia? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Northern Anatolia is often around around January 1st 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 Northern Anatolia.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 2.6 0.6
Feb 6% 1.2 0.5
Mar 9% 0 1.2
Apr 4% 0.4 0.5
May 11% 0 1.1
Jun 10% 0 1.3
Jul 1% 0 0.2
Aug 2% 0 0.4
Sep 3% 0 0.4
Oct 7% 0 0.7
Nov 4% 0 0.5
Dec 2% 1.2 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 6.6 1.5
Feb 6 3 1.3
Mar 9 0 3
Apr 4 1 1.3
May 11 0 2.8
Jun 10 0 3.3
Jul 1 0 0.5
Aug 2 0 1
Sep 3 0 1
Oct 7 0 1.8
Nov 4 0 1.3
Dec 2 3 0.5


Humidity and Wind

Northern Anatolia has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (27.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73.1%).

Wind in Northern Anatolia is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.3 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 mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 4 Light breeze 7.6 Light breeze
Apr 4.3 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
May 4.2 Light breeze 8.2 Light breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.5 Light breeze 10.1 Light breeze
Aug 5.5 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 8.1 Light breeze
Oct 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Nov 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Dec 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.1%
Feb 61.9%
Mar 52.1%
Apr 44.5%
May 42.5%
Jun 39.4%
Jul 29.7%
Aug 27.4%
Sep 33%
Oct 51%
Nov 58.8%
Dec 71%


Is it Safe to Travel to Northern 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 Northern Anatolia, Turkey is January, followed by August and March. 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 Northern 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

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 55 in December means 55% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Northern Anatolia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.2°F (24.6°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°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 moderate precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Northern Anatolia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 52.5°F (11.4°C), which will feel comfortable 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 Northern Anatolia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.8°F (9.9°C) and 38.7°F (3.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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