Istanbul Weather and Climate

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Welcome to our Istanbul weather and climate titled article. In Istanbul, Mediterranean climate often prevails all year long except winter. This climate shows difference between inner and outer parts of Istanbul.  As we know, summer is hot and dry  and winter is warm and rainy in mediterranean climate. However, Istanbul’s climate shows difference from exact mediterranean climate because Istanbul is affected by  Black Sea, Balkans and Anatolia’s terrestrial climate.


In winter, when cold wave shows it strenght comes from Balkans, it turns into a  slightly warm and rainy weather comes from Black Sea and suddenly it also becomes warm and slightly sunny weather of mediterranean climate. This  unusual climate change cycles all winter long from time to time. You can see the informations about Istanbul weather and climate.


Forecast for Istanbul Weather and Climate

Istanbul Temperature weather forecast

According to Kandilli Observatory’s observations; These are average temperature of Istanbul by months:

*Average Year  Temperature: 13,7 C’

*Average January Temperature : -5C’

*Average July Temperature: 22,7 C’

Annual precipitation is 789mm and per seasons of  year : 38% Winter , 18% Spring, 13% Summer and 31% Fall.


istanbul weather and climate

You can visit Istanbul everytime of year and enjoy it at maximum but  best periods to visit Istanbul are  September-

Whenever you decide to visit Istanbul, do not forget pack your tshirts or coat to keep up with changeable climate of Istanbul.October and April-May. In April-May all the flowers will  be in bloom, but so will the tulips. Tulips originated in Turkey and were then exported to Holland. The gardens all over the city are beautiful. You will especially enjoy walking the ground of Dolmabahce during tulip season as well as the park between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.


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