The best times to visit Turkey for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st

or

September 3rd 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.


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Weather in Turkey

Temperature

Average temperatures in Turkey 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 49th 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 Turkey, 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 91.6°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.9°F (20.5°C) at night.

Turkey Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Turkey 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.

Turkey Perceived Temperature (F)

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Turkey Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Turkey 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)
Jan4740.233.1
Feb5042.634.6
Mar56.948.939.8
Apr65.256.546.1
May74.865.654.5
Jun83.173.962
Jul89.480.267.7
Aug90.180.668.3
Sep82.672.860.8
Oct70.861.751.6
Nov60.752.243.2
Dec49.942.935.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan8.34.60.6
Feb105.91.4
Mar13.89.44.3
Apr18.413.67.8
May23.818.712.5
Jun28.423.316.7
Jul31.926.819.8
Aug32.32720.2
Sep28.122.716
Oct21.616.510.9
Nov15.911.26.2
Dec9.96.12


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Turkey are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd 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 Turkey? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late October to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Turkey is often around around October 29th 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 Turkey.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Turkey (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)
Jan13%3.92.2
Feb13%4.21.7
Mar13%3.51.7
Apr11%1.71.3
May10%1.61.2
Jun8%01.1
Jul3%00.4
Aug3%00.5
Sep6%3.11.1
Oct11%1.32
Nov10%2.91.6
Dec12%2.52.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan139.95.6
Feb1310.74.3
Mar138.94.3
Apr114.33.3
May104.13
Jun802.8
Jul301
Aug301.3
Sep67.92.8
Oct113.35.1
Nov107.44.1
Dec126.45.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Turkey has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (37.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (66.7%).

Wind in Turkey 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 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Jan4.3Light breeze8.1Gentle breeze
Feb4.7Light breeze8.7Gentle breeze
Mar5.1Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
Apr5Light breeze9.9Gentle breeze
May4.6Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
Jun5.1Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Jul5.5Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
Aug5.4Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Sep4.7Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
Oct4.1Light breeze8.2Gentle breeze
Nov3.8Barely noticeable7.5Gentle breeze
Dec4Light breeze7.6Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan66.7%
Feb61.5%
Mar54.4%
Apr50.7%
May49.3%
Jun43.8%
Jul38%
Aug37.6%
Sep41.9%
Oct53%
Nov58.2%
Dec65.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Turkey?

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 Turkey is July, followed by June and August. 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 Turkey 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

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 26.6 in December means 26.6% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Turkey Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 52.5°F (11.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 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 the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Turkey, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 56.3°F (13.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 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 too cold this time of year in Turkey to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 53.1°F (11.7°C) and 44.5°F (6.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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