Turkey weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Turkey

The best time to visit in Turkey is from May until October, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Turkey is 32°C in August and the lowest is 12°C in January. The water temperature is between 18°C and 30°C.

Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Turkey or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather South Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 12 13 16 19 23 28 31 32 29 24 19 14
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 20 23 27 30 30 29 27 24 21
Precipitation (mm) 144 56 41 20 19 5 1 1 10 38 36 87
Climate data from city: Antalya

Average weather Southwest Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 13 14 16 19 23 28 31 32 28 24 19 15
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Precipitation (mm) 98 57 36 25 18 8 1 3 7 42 56 60

Average weather West Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 26 29 29 26 23 19 15
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Precipitation (mm) 139 62 44 21 11 6 0 0 8 48 62 84
Climate data from city: Bodrum

Average weather North Turkey by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 9 10 12 15 21 25 28 28 24 19 15 11
Water temp. (°C) 9 10 14 16 25 26 26 29 27 20 15 11
Precipitation (mm) 42 35 35 24 27 27 11 10 28 38 32 52
Climate data from city: Istanbul

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14 day weather forecast Turkey

The weather for in Turkey will be around 21° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Turkey is based on the weather conditions in the city of Ankara.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 6
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
16°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 6
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
12°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 4
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
13.4 mm 95% 4 m/s 2
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 6
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 6
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
13°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 6
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
15°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 6
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
13°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
0.2 mm 15% 3 m/s 2
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2

Climate Turkey

Click on a region of Turkey to view the climate:

Climate table of South Turkey (Antalya)

South Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Turkey is 22° degrees and there is about 458 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 250 days a year with an average humidity of 61% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 13 16 19 23 28 31 32 29 24 19 14
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 16 21 24 24 21 18 13 10
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 20 23 27 30 30 29 27 24 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 144 56 41 20 19 5 1 1 10 38 36 87
Days with rain 15 11 11 8 8 3 2 - 4 8 7 13
Dry days 16 17 20 22 23 27 29 31 26 23 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 9 9 12 12 12 10 10 10 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3
Climate data from city: Antalya

Climate table of Southwest Turkey (Marmaris)

Southwest Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southwest Turkey is 22° degrees and there is about 410 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 247 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 13 14 16 19 23 28 31 32 28 24 19 15
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 17 21 24 24 21 18 14 10
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 98 57 36 25 18 8 1 3 7 42 56 60
Days with rain 14 13 11 10 8 4 1 1 4 7 7 13
Dry days 17 15 20 20 23 26 30 30 26 24 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 9 9 11 12 11 10 10 10 8 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3
Climate data from city: Marmaris

Climate table of West Turkey (Bodrum)

West Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for West Turkey is 21° degrees and there is about 485 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 267 days a year with an average humidity of 67% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 26 29 29 26 23 19 15
Night temp. (°C) 11 12 13 15 19 22 25 25 23 20 16 13
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 19 20 24 26 28 30 28 26 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 139 62 44 21 11 6 0 0 8 48 62 84
Days with rain 15 12 10 9 5 3 1 - 3 7 7 13
Dry days 16 16 21 21 26 27 30 31 27 24 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 9 9 11 12 11 10 10 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 4
Climate data from city: Bodrum

Climate table of North Turkey (Istanbul)

North Turkey has the semi-arid climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for North Turkey is 18° degrees and there is about 363 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 202 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 9 10 12 15 21 25 28 28 24 19 15 11
Night temp. (°C) 5 6 7 10 15 19 22 23 20 16 12 8
Water temp. (°C) 9 10 14 16 25 26 26 29 27 20 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 42 35 35 24 27 27 11 10 28 38 32 52
Days with rain 12 12 14 13 11 8 7 4 10 13 11 13
Days with snow 4 2 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 15 14 16 17 20 22 24 27 20 18 19 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 7 8 11 12 12 10 9 8 6 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 4 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2
Climate data from city: Istanbul

Turkey weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Turkey? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Turkey?

Turkey lies in a straight line about 8,621 km from United States (New York → Ankara).

How long is the flight to Turkey?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Turkey is approximately 14 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Turkey?

These are the largest airports in Turkey:

  • Istanbul Airport – Istanbul
  • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport – Istanbul
  • Atatürk International Airport – Istanbul
  • Esenboğa International Airport – Ankara
  • Adnan Menderes International Airport – Izmir
  • Bursa Yenişehir Airport – Bursa
  • Adana Airport – Adana
  • Gaziantep International Airport – Gaziantep
  • Konya Airport – Konya
  • Antalya International Airport – Antalya

How many inhabitants are there in Turkey?

Turkey has approximately 80,810,525 inhabitants.

How big is Turkey?

The area of Turkey is around 780,580 km². It is 3,5x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Turkey?

The capital of Turkey is Ankara.

What is the currency of Turkey?

In Turkey the Turkish lira (TRY) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 20 September 2021

  • 1 Turkish lira = 7.56 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.13 Turkish lira
  • 10 Turkish lira = 75.60 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 1.32 Turkish lira
  • 100 Turkish lira = 756.04 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 13.23 Turkish lira

What is the area code of Turkey?

The area code to call Turkey is +90.