Dalaman: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||52 %|
|Rainfall days||6 days|
|Chance of Rain||18 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||11 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||10 %|
Averages for Dalaman in October
October provides a great opportunity to visit Dalaman, Turkey as temperatures are mostly comfortable but the crowds begins to fade. From the previous summer months, average temperature, average highs and lows, average sea temperature and average sunshine hours all decrease. Average rainfall continues its increase into the wet season.
The average temperature for October is 19°C (66°F). Average highs reach 24°C (75°F) which are mostly seen at the end of the month with daily highs at the beginning of the month reaching 28°C (82°F). Average lows descend to 13°C (55°F) which are mostly experienced the last ten days of the month as daily lows in the beginning of the month can reach 17°C (62°F). October sees falling daily highs with only one day in ten going above 30°C (86°F) or below 20°C (68°F). Daily lows only go under (48°F) or above (67°F) one day in ten.
The average rainfall for October sees its first significant increase of the year at 80mm. This translates to on average 6 days of rainfall or every 1 in 5 days. The most common form of rainfall for October is thunderstorms which are most likely to occur at the end of the month. Light rain and moderate rain are less likely to occur but also are most likely to occur at the end of the month. The first 10 days of October see a 16%-20% chance of rainfall while the last ten days of the month see a 23%-27% chance of rainfall.
The average humidity for October is 61% and ranges from 40% to 82%. The humidity rarely goes below 25% or above 94%. The beginning of the month is most likely to be the least humid.
The average sunshine hours continue its downward trend with 10. This is the 4th most average sunshine hours for the year, along with March. The daily sunshine hours slowly decrease as the month goes on with the highest daily sunshine occurring in the beginning of the month.
The average sea temperature also continues a downward trend heading into winter at 23°C (73°F). This is actually the third highest average sea temperature for the year, tied with June.
Things to do
Add some sport to your holiday and head to the Gocek Tennis Club in Gocek. Opened in December 2012, there are four clay courts with full flood lighting to play at any time of the day. You will not need to have any equipment as anything you need can be hired from the clubhouse. Reservations must be made and sessions cannot last longer than an hour. In addition to the club house there is a café, seating area, two changing rooms, a children’s play area and private car park.
For a fun, competitive experience check out Marmaris Karting in Marmaris. This circuit boasts an international reputation. You must be in the age range of 7-77, but no license is required to race on this professional track which can handle up to 200 competitors. You will be provided with all equipment needed to participate. Most visitors cite the experience of racing against friends or family the highlight of their holiday.
Hit the beach
Those up for a day trip should head to Yahsi Beach in Bodrum. Normally packed in the summer, visiting in October will allow for a quieter, more enjoyable time at Yahsi Beach. It is a great family option as the water is calm for swimming and crystal clear making it perfect for snorkelling. The sea also does not get too deep quickly, something to keep in mind with smaller children. At one end of the boardwalk there is an outdoor gym available as well as a children’s playground in case they get tired of the water. There are many sunbeds available which are serviced by the nearby bars and restaurants. You will have to pay for the sunbed, but this fee can be offset as a credit to the restaurant, bar or café servicing those sunbeds, so plan ahead and sit near somewhere you’d like to eat.
Eating & drinking out
A great intimate restaurant with authentic Turkish food is Inci Restaurant located in Oludeniz. You’ll find a menu option for everyone here as the staff is very accommodating with requests. The restaurant prides itself on the homemade cooking you will find here. With alfresco dining you’ll be able to enjoy the weather while feasting on a great meal. Some options from the menu include ravioli, lamb stew and chicken breast with honey and nuts.
For a fun night out make sure to stop at Apple Bar in Marmaris. This is the place to go to watch a football match with dinner or drink and dance the night away. The staff is friendly and not pushy as you might find in some bars. They offer a strong pour on their countless cocktails. The food is as good as the drinks with options such as a peppered steak, spicy pizza, and Yorkshire pudding.
Where to stay
A great inexpensive stay can be found at the Central Park Hotel in Dalyan. Awarded TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2014 for bargain, this hotel is a tranquil oasis. There is a beautiful pool on site as well as a restaurant which is frequented by locals. The property is very clean and the staff professional and warm. Kudrat, the owner, has been known to go above and beyond for his guests which has earned him many repeat customers.
If you are searching for a modern boutique stay, you will be very happy at the Montana Boutique Hotel located in Dalyan. Opened in 2013, this contemporary hotel offers 16 rooms, a large outdoor pool, bar and breakfast and lounge area. The rooms are all tastefully decorated and are equipped with televisions, central air conditioning, phone and slippers. Wi-Fi is only available in public areas.