Climate of Istanbul
Istanbul has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Istanbul is 35° degrees and there is about 143 inch 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.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 9°C and 28°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 5°C and 23°C
- Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 9°C and 29°C
- Rain: it rains 128 days and there is a total of approximately 361 mm rainfall
- Snow: it snows an average of 8 days per year
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2979 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 9°C and 28°C|
|Warmest month:||28°C in July|
|Coldest month:||9°C in January|
|Night temperature:||between 5°C and 23°C|
|Sea temperature:||between 9°C and 29°C|
|Dry days:||229 days|
|Days with rain:||128 days|
|Days with snow:||8 days|
|Total rain sum:||361 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||2979 hours|
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Istanbul.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Istanbul.
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Climate table of Istanbul
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Istanbul. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Istanbul might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°F)||47||49||53||60||69||77||82||82||76||66||59||51|
|Night temp. (°F)||42||43||45||50||59||67||72||74||69||60||54||46|
|Water temp. (°F)||49||50||57||61||77||78||78||84||80||68||59||53|
|Days with rain||12||12||14||13||11||8||7||4||10||13||11||13|
|Days with snow||4||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1|
|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|
Best time to visit Istanbul
The best time to visit Istanbul in Turkey is from May through October. In this period you have a warm temperature and almost no precipitation. The highest average temperature in Istanbul is 82°F in July and the lowest is 47°F in January. The highest water temperature is 84°F and at its coldest the water is 49°F.
Climate of Istanbul by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Istanbul? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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