The best times to visit Safranbolu for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st


September 3rd 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 Safranbolu Travel Info

Weather in Safranbolu


Average temperatures in Safranbolu 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 51st 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 Safranbolu, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 94.2°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.6°F (21.4°C) at night.

Safranbolu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Safranbolu 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.

Safranbolu Perceived Temperature (F)


Safranbolu Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Safranbolu 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 46 38.3 32.3
Feb 51.1 41.2 33.5
Mar 56.6 45.7 36.7
Apr 69 55.6 44.5
May 79.5 64.9 52.9
Jun 86.3 71.7 59.4
Jul 90.9 80.8 69.5
Aug 92.7 79.7 65.9
Sep 84 69.7 56.8
Oct 70.9 58.8 49.1
Nov 58.9 47.1 38.6
Dec 47.8 39.6 33.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.8 3.5 0.2
Feb 10.6 5.1 0.8
Mar 13.7 7.6 2.6
Apr 20.6 13.1 6.9
May 26.4 18.3 11.6
Jun 30.2 22.1 15.2
Jul 32.7 27.1 20.8
Aug 33.7 26.5 18.8
Sep 28.9 20.9 13.8
Oct 21.6 14.9 9.5
Nov 14.9 8.4 3.7
Dec 8.8 4.2 0.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Safranbolu are March, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Safranbolu? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Safranbolu 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 Safranbolu.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.6
Feb 2% 0 0.1
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 3% 0 0.3
Oct 2% 0 0.5
Nov 2% 0 0.1
Dec 3% 3.2 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.5
Feb 2 0 0.3
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 3 0 0.8
Oct 2 0 1.3
Nov 2 0 0.3
Dec 3 8.1 0.8


Humidity and Wind

Safranbolu has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (35.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.7%).

Wind in Safranbolu is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 2.6 knots (3 MPH or 4.8 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 August where average top sustained speeds reach 6.4 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 1.2 Barely noticeable 2.8 Barely noticeable
Feb 1.4 Barely noticeable 3.3 Barely noticeable
Mar 1.7 Barely noticeable 4.2 Barely noticeable
Apr 1.8 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
May 1.7 Barely noticeable 4.7 Barely noticeable
Jun 1.9 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Jul 2.6 Barely noticeable 6 Barely noticeable
Aug 2.3 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Sep 1.9 Barely noticeable 4.9 Barely noticeable
Oct 1.4 Barely noticeable 3.2 Barely noticeable
Nov 1 Barely noticeable 2.4 Barely noticeable
Dec 1.1 Barely noticeable 2.6 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.3%
Feb 66.9%
Mar 58.4%
Apr 54.4%
May 52.2%
Jun 50.4%
Jul 38.7%
Aug 35.9%
Sep 46.8%
Oct 58.4%
Nov 67.9%
Dec 74.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Safranbolu?

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 Safranbolu, 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 Safranbolu 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 55 in December means 55% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Safranbolu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.2°F (28.4°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Safranbolu, 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 55.4°F (13°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Safranbolu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.4°F (11.9°C) and 44°F (6.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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