Icmeler : October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 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 Icmeler in October
Even though summer is over, in October Icmeler still takes advantage of the mild Mediterranean climate. Temperatures are dropping, but remain comfortable throughout the month, making it an ideal time to go explore the area.
October’s daily high temperatures range around 19°C, while the daily lows are about 13°C. The average daytime temperature of 16°C makes October the sixth-warmest month of the year. Temperatures are comparable to those in May. The daily highs and lows are falling in the course of the month. The average high and low temperatures at the end of the month are as much as five degrees lower than those in the beginning of the month. The sea water temperature in October is still fairly pleasant, though, and ranges around 23°C. Only June, July and August have warmer sea temperatures.
Just like September, October is characterised by significantly increasing cloud cover. The month starts off with a relatively low cloud cover percentage of 32, but at the end of the month the amount of cloud cover has increased to 52%, a huge 20% increase. October is the sixth-clearest month of the year.
Such an increase in cloud cover has to have consequences for the amount of sunshine. And a huge drop in daily sunshine hours is indeed observed in October. Now the average day has only seven sunshine hours left, a three-hour decrease since September, which is still a lot more than the daily average of three hours of sunshine in December and January, the cloudiest months of the year.
However, more than half of the day is still sunny in October. October 1 is the longest day of the month with 11.47 hours of daylight. October 31 is the shortest day with 10.41 daylight hours. This monthly decrease of 1.07 hours means that each October day is 2.1 minutes longer than the next one.
Another consequence of increasing cloud cover is an increase in precipitation. October receives a total amount of rainfall of 39mm, spread across six days with rainfall. This is double the amount of September. These numbers make October the sixth-wettest month of the year, or the seventh-driest. The probability that it will rain on any given day in October increases in the course of the month. October 1 is the driest day of the month with a 16% chance of rainfall. By the end of the month, on October 31, there already is a 27% chance that it will rain. This month has two common types of precipitation: thunderstorms and light rain. Thunderstorms are the most severe type of precipitation that is observed in October, occurring on 68% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is the second-most common type, happening on 26% of the rainy days.
Where to stay
Greenmar Apartments is located in central Icmeler near the famous canal and shops, and a short distance from the beachfront. The complex has 26 apartments, 17 of which have four beds, 7 have three beds and 2 have two beds. All are equipped with a bathroom, a kitchen and a lounge. Besides the many restaurants, bars and shops in the area, you can also enjoy the on-site outdoor pool, outdoor seating area and pool bar. The restaurant and bar offer food, drinks and nighttime entertainment.
The Fortuna Beach Hotel is a four-star hotel with 64 rooms, all equipped with a mini-bar, air-conditioning, satellite TV and bathroom. This all-inclusive hotel is located about 50 metres from the beach. Facilities include a restaurant, poolside snack bar, a hairdresser, gift shop, outdoor pool and children’s pool, Turkish baths, saunas and steam rooms.
Things to do
Swimming with dolphins is probably one of the greatest things to do in the area. The Omega Dolphin Therapy & Activity Center lies about halfway between Icmeler and Marmaris and is the very first open-water dolphinarium in Europe. Its main purpose is dolphin therapy. This kind of therapy helps children with mental or physicals handicaps overcome their disabilities with the help of three specially trained dolphins. In addition to therapy, the dolphinarium also allows anyone to swim with dolphins. The Swimming with Dolphins program is open all year round. Normally you don’t have to make a reservation, especially not in the low season.
A fun land-based activity is going on a quad safari. These safaris are available from April to October and are an excellent way to see more of the surrounding country. The action takes place about 25 kilometres west of the resort in a green valley with muddy roads, forests, shallow streams and gentle slopes. Hotel pick-up, drop-off and transportation to the venue are included in the price. A quad safari takes about three hours, two of which are spent adventuring in the woods. It is advised to bring spare clothes and a towel, as the trails can be wet and muddy and you will most likely get quite dirty. Two guides will accompany you during the safari, one at the front leading the way and one at the back making sure everyone’s following.
Where to eat and drink
Located only five minutes from the beachfront in the centre of the resort, the Holiday Restaurant and Bar has a relaxed atmosphere and serves a mix of European and Turkish food. It serves all classic European dishes, such as pizzas, chicken dishes, seafood, pastas, several different steaks, and Turkish specialties, such as meatballs, lamb kebabs and half a dozen casseroles. Additionally, the menu has an entire British section as well. This includes British favourites like shepherd’s pies, roast beef, kidney pies, fish and chips, and liver and onions with gravy. The restaurant’s bar is a lively place with regular Turkish nights, quizzes and karaoke evenings.
The Winehouse Restaurant & Bar is known for its peaceful environment. There, you can enjoy your food in an outdoor garden, at a table underneath grapevines. The menu is made up of traditional Turkish food and international dishes; you can order Turkish woks, kebabs and casseroles, but also steaks, schnitzels, seafood and chicken. The Winehouse is an ideal place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other happy events.