Due to the geographical conditions of Turkey, it is not possible to speak of a general climate in general.

The climate in Istanbul and around the Sea of Marmara is mild. In winter an average of 4 degrees Celsius and in summer 27 degrees Celsius. Western Turkey has a mild Mediterranean climate with average temperatures of 9 ° C in winter and 29 ° C in summer. You will experience the same climate on the south coast.

The climate of the Anatolian Plateau is a steppe climate - there is a large temperature difference between day and night. There is little rain and more snow. The average temperature in summer is 23 ° C and in winter -2 ° C. The climate in the Black Sea is wet, warm and humid. There is a long and harsh winter in eastern Anatolia and south-eastern Anatolia, where it snows every year from November to the end of April.

Weather in Istanbul

In Istanbul, the average temperature in January is around 6.5 ° C, but sometimes cold air masses from the Balkans or Russia get into this area, which brings cold and rainy days and even snow (in Istanbul it is about 15 days a year snow, mostly from December to March). In summer, when average temperatures are around 24.5 ° C in July and August, there is the least rainfall and August is the driest month, while autumn and winter are the most favorable periods.


The sun in Istanbul is rarely seen in winter, partly because fog can sometimes form, while in summer the sky is often cloudless. The sea in Istanbul is very cold in winter. In July and August warm enough for swimming with a temperature of 23-24 ° C.

When to fly to Turkey

Turkey is a year-round destination. When you visit it depends on your wishes. Although the tourist “high season” - and the associated higher rates - is from mid-June to mid-September, spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel. The sun is warm and the sky is clear. During this time you can expect mild to warm temperatures and a little rain.

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