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Weather Istanbul

Last updated:

24 Apr

Local Time: 08:05 EEST UK Time: 06:05 BST
Mostly cloudy
70°F
(21°C)
NE 2mph
(3kmh)
  • Sunrise 06:14
  • Sunset 19:52
  • Moonrise 02:35
  • Moonset 13:36
Temp feels like: 70°F (21°C)
Length of Day: 9h 17m
Humidity: 53 %
Dew Point: 52°F (11°C)
Pressure: 29.86 " (1011 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)

Average for April: 54°F (12°C)

  • Flag of TurkeyAkbaba Mostly cloudy 70°F (21°C) 19 miles 31 km
  • Flag of TurkeyTerkos Mostly cloudy 72°F (22°C) 24 miles 39 km
  • Flag of TurkeyIcmeler Mostly cloudy 68°F (20°C) 27 miles 43 km
  • Flag of TurkeyKabakca Rain Shower, Mist 61°F (16°C) 29 miles 47 km
  • Flag of TurkeyKapanca Mostly cloudy 68°F (20°C) 34 miles 55 km
  • Flag of TurkeyBelen Mist 57°F (14°C) 50 miles 80 km
  • Flag of TurkeyBursa Partly cloudy 54°F (12°C) 57 miles 92 km
  • Flag of TurkeyAksu Partly cloudy 54°F (12°C) 61 miles 98 km
  • Flag of TurkeyDoganci Light Rain Shower 61°F (16°C) 63 miles 102 km
  • Flag of TurkeyGonu Mostly Cloudy 59°F (15°C) 65 miles 105 km
  • Flag of TurkeyBabasultan Partly cloudy 54°F (12°C) 66 miles 106 km
  • Flag of TurkeyKaradin Mostly cloudy 61°F (16°C) 66 miles 106 km
  • Flag of TurkeyCelbes Ciftligi Light Rain Shower 61°F (16°C) 69 miles 110 km
  • Flag of TurkeyMarmara Mostly cloudy 61°F (16°C) 71 miles 115 km
  • Flag of TurkeyAdakoy Light Rain Shower 61°F (16°C) 74 miles 119 km
  • Flag of TurkeyCiciler Mist 57°F (14°C) 74 miles 120 km
  • Flag of TurkeyIbribey Rain Shower, Mist 59°F (15°C) 89 miles 144 km
  • Flag of TurkeySamli Partly cloudy 57°F (14°C) 95 miles 153 km
  • Flag of TurkeyArmutalan Partly cloudy 57°F (14°C) 96 miles 154 km
  • Flag of TurkeyPirler Mostly Cloudy 68°F (20°C) 98 miles 158 km
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Weather Overview for Istanbul

 

Typically the weather in Istanbul is in most cases similar to the Marmara region; a district that occupies the northwest corner of the country and represents 8.5 percent of the total area of Turkey.

 

The Bosphorus Strait and its surrounding environment are dominated by the Mediterranean climate but to the north you can detect a Black Sea climate; mainly rain. Meanwhile there is also an Anatolian Continental climate to its east; hot summers and cold winters. This city is so diverse, it can have entirely different climates in the same day, while snowing in one neighbourhood you can still see the sun shining on another part of the city.

 

The summer season lasts between June until September standing with common daytime temperatures of +40 °C. The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 47 °C, yet the coldest is January with an average temperature of 5°C.

 

 

 

blue mosque istanbul turkey

 

The Blue Mosque Istanbul, Turkey.

 

 

 

The driest season significantly is summer. However, the climate cannot be defined as truly Mediterranean as there has been no records of a real summer drought. Over this season the winds become quite rapid, giving an average wind speed of 17 km/h. During the summer months, air temperature will go up to 30°C, with the highest recorded temperature in Istanbul in 1971 when it reached a whopping 47.5°C. Even though right through summer the air is very humid, the city experiences very little rainfall.

 

 

 

Autumn is by far the longest season, and throughout the larger part of the year the morning haze makes the skies as bright as mother-of-pearl. In September and October, except for perhaps two or three scorching weeks, there are usually crisp, overcast days. The weather can be unreliable in this region with such a combination of lands and seas. Morning clouds will usually clear towards noon and welcome the sun.

 

During the winter months, the temperature is around 10°C with nights becoming much cooler. The lowest recorded temperature was in 1991 when the climate dropped to a freezing -15°C. Istanbul will occasionally get a little snow but it wouldn’t be more than ten to twelve days in a total over the winter period.

 

In the springtime, particularly between April to May, there is a very comfortable climate reaching around 15°C to 25°C. Spring is very beautiful in Istanbul as the parks and gardens are decorated with tulips and other flowers. March is a fresh, rainy month, but April and May are precisely what one anticipates of the spring. June however, is half spring, half summer.

 

The average temperature in Istanbul, in a year, is around 19°C with an average relative humidity of 76%. Unlike many countries the inhabitants of Istanbul enjoy all four seasons - a short but sweet spring, an ultimate summer, a broad autumn with blue skies, and a mild but rainy winter.

hot air ballooning in Istanbul turkey

 

Hot air ballooning over Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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