The best times to visit Sarikamis 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.



Other Sarikamis Travel Info

Weather in Sarikamis


Average temperatures in Sarikamis 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 Sarikamis, 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.

Sarikamis Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sarikamis 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.

Sarikamis Perceived Temperature (F)


Sarikamis Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sarikamis 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 25.2 14.4 2.6
Feb 28 16.4 4
Mar 40.5 30.2 18.5
Apr 54 41.8 29.3
May 63.1 50.6 37.6
Jun 71.7 57.7 42.9
Jul 78.3 63.5 48.6
Aug 80.1 64.1 48.6
Sep 73.5 57.5 41.2
Oct 60.1 46.1 33
Nov 46.3 33.1 21.5
Dec 30.7 19.3 8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -3.8 -9.8 -16.3
Feb -2.2 -8.7 -15.6
Mar 4.7 -1 -7.5
Apr 12.2 5.4 -1.5
May 17.3 10.3 3.1
Jun 22.1 14.3 6.1
Jul 25.7 17.5 9.2
Aug 26.7 17.8 9.2
Sep 23.1 14.2 5.1
Oct 15.6 7.8 0.6
Nov 7.9 0.6 -5.8
Dec -0.7 -7.1 -13.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sarikamis 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 Sarikamis? 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 Sarikamis 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 Sarikamis.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 5.7 1
Feb 9% 8.6 0.9
Mar 8% 3.9 0.9
Apr 23% 4.8 2.1
May 34% 2.4 3.1
Jun 23% 0 2.8
Jul 22% 0 2.9
Aug 13% 0 1.4
Sep 12% 0 1
Oct 17% 0.6 1.7
Nov 7% 2.4 0.7
Dec 12% 3 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 14.5 2.5
Feb 9 21.8 2.3
Mar 8 9.9 2.3
Apr 23 12.2 5.3
May 34 6.1 7.9
Jun 23 0 7.1
Jul 22 0 7.4
Aug 13 0 3.6
Sep 12 0 2.5
Oct 17 1.5 4.3
Nov 7 6.1 1.8
Dec 12 7.6 2.5


Humidity and Wind

Sarikamis 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 Sarikamis 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 Sarikamis.

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 3.4 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
Jan 76%
Feb 76.9%
Mar 64.5%
Apr 57%
May 58.5%
Jun 56.5%
Jul 53.8%
Aug 45.5%
Sep 44%
Oct 57.6%
Nov 64.2%
Dec 74.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sarikamis?

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 Sarikamis, 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 Sarikamis 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

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 30.4 in January means 30.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Sarikamis 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 Sarikamis, 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 Sarikamis 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.


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