Turkey Climate & Weather
- Daylight hours during winter in turkey, will attractions be open?
- Weather in Turkey in May
- Got a question or comment about Climate in Turkey? Ask a Travel Expert!
Turkey Climate and Weather
The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey have very hot and dry summers, and wet, mild winters when the coastal towns more or less shut down between October and April. Winter in Istanbul and Cappadocia can be very cold with a dusting of snow. The peak tourist season is during high summer, roughly between July and September, and this is the ideal time for a beach holiday in Turkey. The spring and autumn months are also a good time to to visit, with warm days, cool evenings, and no mosquitos. Eastern Turkey should be visited during summer as roads and mountain passes may close due to winter ice and snow.
Become our Turkey Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Turkey travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Turkey or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.