The best times to visit Southeastern Anatolia for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 17th

or

September 10th to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Southeastern Anatolia Travel Info

Weather in Southeastern Anatolia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Southeastern Anatolia vary drastically. 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 Southeastern Anatolia, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 100.3°F (37.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.3°F (23.5°C) at night.

Southeastern Anatolia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Southeastern Anatolia Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Southeastern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Southeastern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Southeastern 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan48.140.734.2
Feb51.943.835.9
Mar58.350.341.9
Apr66.456.747.1
May80.768.756.2
Jun90.277.964.8
Jul98.486.372.9
Aug98.186.273.1
Sep88.477.465.9
Oct74.464.354.7
Nov61.65345
Dec47.841.435.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan8.94.81.2
Feb11.16.62.2
Mar14.610.25.5
Apr19.113.78.4
May27.120.413.4
Jun32.325.518.2
Jul36.930.222.7
Aug36.730.122.8
Sep31.325.218.8
Oct23.617.912.6
Nov16.411.77.2
Dec8.85.21.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Southeastern Anatolia are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.

When can you find snow in Southeastern Anatolia? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Southeastern Anatolia is often around around December 10th 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 Southeastern Anatolia.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan18%0.61.8
Feb25%02.4
Mar19%03
Apr15%01.6
May8%00.7
Jun2%00.2
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep3%00.3
Oct11%01.2
Nov11%01.3
Dec15%0.82.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan181.54.6
Feb2506.1
Mar1907.6
Apr1504.1
May801.8
Jun200.5
Jul000
Aug000
Sep300.8
Oct1103
Nov1103.3
Dec1525.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Southeastern Anatolia has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is July (15.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (66%).

Wind in Southeastern Anatolia is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by June and April. July’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.1Gentle breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Feb7.4Gentle breeze11Significant breeze
Mar7.8Gentle breeze12.6Gentle breeze
Apr7.8Gentle breeze12.1Significant breeze
May7.5Gentle breeze11.9Gentle breeze
Jun8.4Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Jul8.4Gentle breeze12.6Gentle breeze
Aug7.7Gentle breeze11.9Significant breeze
Sep7Gentle breeze11.2Gentle breeze
Oct7Gentle breeze11Significant breeze
Nov6.2Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
Dec7.5Gentle breeze11.1Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan66%
Feb56.1%
Mar54.6%
Apr49.7%
May30.9%
Jun21.3%
Jul15.1%
Aug16.8%
Sep23.2%
Oct36.6%
Nov46.6%
Dec62.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Southeastern 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 Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey is March, followed by September 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 Southeastern Anatolia in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 in June means 30% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Southeastern Anatolia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 54.7°F (12.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Southeastern Anatolia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Southeastern Anatolia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.4°F (13°C) and 43.3°F (6.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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