The best times to visit Van for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 30th

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

 

 


Other Van Travel Info

Weather in Van

Temperature

Average temperatures in Van vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Van, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 83.5°F (28.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.6°F (14.8°C) at night.

Van Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Van 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.

Van Perceived Temperature (F)

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Van Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Van 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 36.8 27.2 17.6
Feb 38.3 30.1 21.1
Mar 45.4 37.6 28.3
Apr 55 47 37.1
May 64.5 55.9 44.6
Jun 74.5 64.9 51.5
Jul 81 71.1 57
Aug 81.8 71.2 57
Sep 74.8 63.6 50.1
Oct 62.8 52.7 41.6
Nov 50.2 40.4 30.6
Dec 40.9 31.4 22.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.7 -2.7 -8
Feb 3.5 -1.1 -6.1
Mar 7.4 3.1 -2.1
Apr 12.8 8.3 2.8
May 18.1 13.3 7
Jun 23.6 18.3 10.8
Jul 27.2 21.7 13.9
Aug 27.7 21.8 13.9
Sep 23.8 17.6 10.1
Oct 17.1 11.5 5.3
Nov 10.1 4.7 -0.8
Dec 4.9 -0.3 -5.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Van 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 to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Van? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Van is often around around January 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 Van.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 3.7 1.6
Feb 11% 3.1 1.1
Mar 17% 2.8 1.7
Apr 20% 0.6 2.3
May 17% 0 1.7
Jun 6% 0 0.8
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 6% 0 0.7
Oct 17% 0 1.9
Nov 13% 1.9 1.5
Dec 13% 2.9 1.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 9.4 4.1
Feb 11 7.9 2.8
Mar 17 7.1 4.3
Apr 20 1.5 5.8
May 17 0 4.3
Jun 6 0 2
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 6 0 1.8
Oct 17 0 4.8
Nov 13 4.8 3.8
Dec 13 7.4 3.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Van has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (36.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (68.3%).

Wind in Van is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 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 early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 4.1 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 12.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
May 5.2 Light breeze 13.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 4.7 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.5 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.5%
Feb 68.3%
Mar 62.2%
Apr 56.7%
May 53.3%
Jun 43.9%
Jul 39.6%
Aug 36.1%
Sep 38.3%
Oct 53%
Nov 59.4%
Dec 66.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Van?

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 Van, 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 Van 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

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

 

 

Overall Van Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 41.4°F (5.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Van, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 46°F (7.8°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 Van to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 43.7°F (6.5°C) and 34.1°F (1.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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