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Turkish Weather

With such a large landmass, Turkey enjoys a variety of climates, earning the country the nickname ‘the land of four seasons’ (In Turkish: dort mevsim). From the temperate climate of the Black Sea region, where 80% of the world’s hazlenuts are produced, to the continental climate of the interior, and the Mediterranean climates of the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, Turkey’s weather systems are geographically diverse.

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Marmara, Aegean, and Mediterranean coasts:

These coastal regions have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The swimming season becomes shorter the further north one goes: South Aegean and Mediterranean April to October.

Black Sea Coast:

Temperate climate with warm summers, mild winters, and relatively high rainfall.

Central Turkey:

These areas have a steppe climate with hot, dry summers, cold winters.

Eastern Turkey:

Long snowy, cold winters with mild summers.

Southeast Turkey:

These areas have a hot summer with mild, rainy winters.

Average Air Temperature in Turkey in Degrees Celsius
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Antalya 10 11 13 16 20 25 28 28 25 20 15 12
Izmir 9 10 11 16 20 25 28 27 23 18 15 10
Istanbul 5 6 7 12 16 21 23 23 20 16 12 8
Trabzon 6 6 7 11 15 20 22 22 19 15 12 9
Ankara -0 1 5 11 16 20 23 23 18 13 8 2
Diyarbakir 2 2 8 14 19 26 31 31 25 17 10 4
Erzurum -9 -7 -3 5 11 15 19 20 15 9 2 -5
Average Sea Temperature in Turkey in Degrees Celsius
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec
Antalya 17 17 17 18 21 24 27 28 27 25 22 19
Izmir 11 11 12 15 20 24 26 26 24 21 17 13
Istanbul 9 7 8 11 15 20 23 23 21 17 14 11
Trabzon  10 9 9 10 14 20 24 25 24 20 16 13

If you work better in Fahrenheit, please visit this temperature conversion page.

If you would like to check what the weather is currently doing in Turkey, please take a look at a Turkish Weather Forecast.

 

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