Antalya: Live Weather Reports
Live weather in Antalya
The latest and today's weather in Antalya, Turkey updated regularly
- Sunrise 06:49
- Sunset 17:33
- Moonrise 09:10
- Moonset 22:04
|Temp feels like:||17°C (63°F)|
|Length of Day:||9h 40m|
|Dew Point:||14°C (57°F)|
|Pressure:||30.12" (1020 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||6 miles (10 km)|
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|Average High||14°C (57°F)|
|Record High||20°C (68°F) (2001)|
|Average Low||5°C (41°F)|
Weather Overview for Antalya
Antalya is one of the most popular tourist holiday destinations in Turkey, located on the southern coast of the country in between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The resort is situated on a clifftop overlooking the sea and due to its close proximity to Taurus mountain range, it’s protected from cold northerly winds, which help keep temperatures warm throughout the year.
Spend a day at Kaputas Beach in Antalya, Turkey, taken by Romuald
Within Antalya you’ll find some of the Mediterranean’s cleanest beaches, making it the perfect holiday destination for travellers who love to relax and sunbathe. The resort also boasts palm-lined promenades, a historic castle and a stylish marina which had led the region to becoming well known as the Turkish Riviera.
Antalya enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with just two seasons instead of the usual four – long, hot and dry summers and much shorter, milder winters with a little bit of rainfall. Throughout the year, temperatures typically range between 5°C and 36°C, rarely dropping below 2°C or rising above 40°C. On average, there are 300 days of uninterrupted sunshine each year and very few days of rainfall – only 77 across the entire year. The winter sees the vast majority of the rainfall, with summer remaining mostly dry, with warm to high temperatures and loads of sunshine.
Visit the beautiful Duden Waterfall during your holiday in Antalya, Turkey, taken by zolakoma
Summers in Antalya are essentially nine months long, starting in April and ending in November. During summer, the average temperature begins at just 16°C in April, before it jumps up to 20°C in May and 25°C in June. The average temperature peaks at 28°C in July (the hottest month of the year for Antalya) and then gradually cools down as the season progresses, dropping down to 27°C in August, 25°C in September, 20°C in October and 15°C in November.
Average highs in the summer months range from lows of 20°C in November up to sizzling highs of 34°C in July. Average lows, on the other hand, rage from lows of 9°C in November up to highs of 21°C in July and August. Which such a huge difference between the daytime and evening temperatures, you’ll need to pack a good variety of clothes to ensure you keep comfortable, whatever the weather.
Whichever month you visit, you’ll easily get away with light and airy beach clothing during the daytime. If you visit between June and September, you’ll be comfortable in equally summery clothing on an evening. But if you plan to go to Antalya in April, May, October or November, you might want to think about packing warmer clothes, such as jeans and jackets, since the evenings can get particularly chilly – especially when there is a cold sea breeze.
The highest temperature ever registered in Antalya over the last four decades was 44.6°C. Despite this being an all-time high, excessive temperatures in the 40s are not uncommon in Antalya in the summer. When the resort is affected by heatwaves – which is usually is every summer – temperatures often creep up into the early 40s. Even though these maximum temperatures are harsh, the cool sea breeze which blows through the resort is particularly refreshing and the soft westerly wind known locally as the ‘Dokkun’ that blows through the resort toward the coast in the evenings helps make the scorching summer temperatures that little bit more bearable.
In Antalya, daily sunshine hours stay fairly constant throughout the year, although the start of the summer is still the sunniest time to visit. Between March and June, the resort boasts 12 hours of sunshine every single day. Between July and October, this drops down to 11 hours each day, before dropping to an all-time low of just ten hours each day during November. With such a high number of sunshine hours throughout the season, you’re almost guaranteed to get clear blue skies and oodles of sunshine for the most of your summer holiday in Antalya. Such a high concentration of sunshine makes it really easy to get sunburn or heatstroke. So try and stay out of direct sunshine during the hottest part of the day – 11am to 3pm – slap on the suntan cream and drink loads of water.
Unlike the average sunshine hours, the average sea temperature in Antalya varies widely throughout the year. The sea is hottest in August, when it’s a bath-like 29°C, whilst it’s at its coolest in April, when it’s just 18°C. Although some might find the sea a bit too cold for swimming in at the start of the season, it’s more than warm enough for a dip throughout most of summer.
As you’d expect for summer in Turkey, Antalya sees almost no rainfall for the majority of the season. Between June and September, the resort is subject to just 10mm of rainfall each month. The start of the summer season is slightly wetter – April sees 80mm of precipitation and May sees 20mm of precipitation – but the end of the season is the wettest by far. October sees 90mm of precipitation, which jumps up to 180mm of rainfall across November. When it rains in Antalya in summer, it’s usually in the form of thunderstorms which result in intense rainfall.
Admire the view of the Taurus Mountains in Antalya, Turkey, taken by zolakoma
Winter in Antalya is much shorter than summer, spanning only four months – December, January, February and March. During this season, the average temperature is a cool 11.5°C, which drops down to 10°C in January – the coldest month of the year for the resort. At this time of year, average highs range between a pleasant 15°C and 18°C, whilst average lows drop considerably down to a cold 5°C and 7°C. So whilst you can spend the days sunbathing by the pool in nothing more than swimming gear, you’ll need to pack winter warmers to keep you comfortable if you plan to venture out after dark.
Winter is the wettest season for Antalya, when the resort sees a huge amount of rainfall on around 1/3 of days. December is the wettest month of the season, when 120mm of precipitation falls over 12 wet days. After this, rainfall gradually subsides down to 180mm in January, 130mm in February and just 80mm in March. When precipitation occurs in Antalya in winter, it will most commonly be in the form of thunderstorms which are followed by light rainfall. Although rainfall during thunderstorms is usually short and heavy, the light rainfall showers can go on for hours, so make sure you plan some rainy day activities if you’re visiting Antalya in winter.
Thankfully, as soon as the rain stops, the sun is usually back out and shining. Antalya enjoys a huge amount of sunshine hours throughout the year and the winter season is no exception. December and January see ten daily hours of sunshine each, whilst February sees 11 and March sees 12. With such a high amount of sunshine, it’s very unlikely for Antalya to get fully overcast days – even in winter. Whilst you might get a light covering of clouds for a couple of hours during the day, you’re almost guaranteed to see more sunshine overall than cloud.
Despite the weather being so sunny, you might not get to enjoy a full day at the beach during your winter holiday in Antalya. The sea is a mild 19°C in December, which most people will find borderline warm enough for swimming. However, this drops down to 18°C in January and 17°C in February and March. Anything below 19°C, it’s widely regarded as being on the chilly side for swimming, so you might be better off sticking to indoor and heated swimming pools if you really want to go for a swim in Antalya in winter.