Istanbul
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Best time to visit Istanbul

The best time to visit Istanbul in Turkey is from May through September. 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.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Istanbul, the monthly temperatures or the highest rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Istanbul by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 47 49 53 60 69 77 82 82 76 66 59 51
Water temperature (°F) 49 50 57 61 77 78 78 84 80 68 59 53
Precipitation (inch) 17 14 14 9 11 11 4 4 11 15 13 20



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Istanbul weather

The weather for Istanbul over the next 14 days will be 79°F till 97° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain. The water temperature will be 73°F.

5-day weather forecast Istanbul

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Thursday
11 august
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79°F
73°F
0.7 in
35%
5 Bft
NNE
23°F
9
Friday
12 august
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81°F
72°F
0.1 in
10%
3 Bft
E
23°F
9
Saturday
13 august
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82°F
75°F
0 in
0%
3 Bft
NE
23°F
9
Sunday
14 august
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88°F
70°F
0 in
0%
4 Bft
ENE
23°F
9
Monday
15 august
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86°F
68°F
4.4 in
80%
3 Bft
NE
23°F
9

View the 14 day weather forecast for Istanbul


Climate 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.

Istanbul

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 17 14 14 9 11 11 4 4 11 15 13 20
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

Istanbul weather by month

What is the average Istanbul weather like in a given month? 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 Istanbul?

Istanbul is located in Turkey. It lies in a straight line 5,013 miles from New York.

The coordinates of Istanbul are:

  • Latitude: 41.011046
  • Longitude: 28.957798

The GPS coordinates are 41° 0' N, 28° 57' E

How long is the flight to Istanbul?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Istanbul is approximately 13 h. 10 min.

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What are the nearest airports to Istanbul?

These are the airports closests to Istanbul:

  • Atatürk International Airport (8 mi) in Istanbul
  • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (20 mi) in Istanbul
  • Istanbul Airport (22 mi) in Istanbul

How many inhabitants does Istanbul have?

Istanbul has 10,061,000 inhabitants.

How big is Istanbul?

The surface area of Istanbul is 12,643 mi².

What is the currency of Istanbul?

In Istanbul, the Turkish lira (TRY) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 11 August 2022

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

What is the area code of Istanbul?

The area code to call Istanbul is +90.