The best times to visit Southeastern Anatolia for ideal weather are
April 16th to June 17th
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.
Southeastern Anatolia Travel Guide
Other Southeastern Anatolia Travel Info
Weather in Southeastern Anatolia
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)
Southeastern Anatolia 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.
Southeastern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (F)
Southeastern Anatolia Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Southeastern Anatolia (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
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.
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||7.1||Gentle breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||7.4||Gentle breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.8||Gentle breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|May||7.5||Gentle breeze||11.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.4||Gentle breeze||12.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||7.7||Gentle breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7||Gentle breeze||11.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7||Gentle breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.2||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||7.5||Gentle breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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
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.