Weather Averages for Istanbul in November
Averages for Istanbul in November
Istanbul is the largest metropolitan city in Turkey and in Europe.
From the cradle of civilization to epicenter of the modern world, Istanbul has something for everyone and November is the perfect month to see it all.
High temperatures in November in Istanbul are generally around 15.3°C (59.5 °F). It’s a bit on the chilly side, but perfect weather for touring the city on foot.
The average low temperature is around 8.5°C (47.3°F). Usually, these lows are only seen at night and early in the morning.
Night time outdoor excursions will definitely require some warm clothing such as long pants, coats, and sweaters.
November is chilly in Istanbul and it is also quite wet. Visitors may need to pack an umbrella as the average precipitation is close to 111mm (4.35 inches). Generally, there are 12 or 13 rainy days in November.
It is recommended that visitors to Istanbul in November closely monitor weather forecasts prior to their arrival to ensure that proper clothing is packed according to the current weather.
With winter beginning, many visitors enjoy just relaxing indoors during the cooler weather. However, there is extremely good skiing in the mountains near Istanbul so there are lots of visitors in those areas.
Of course the cool weather also encourages most people to eat warm foods and in Istanbul, there is no shortage of different foods to try.
The local cuisines are a treasure unto themselves. Turkey is abundant with many different kinds of produce in different parts of the country. With just eggplant, you can find more than 40 dishes!
Istanbul is also famous for its pastries and desserts. No trip would be complete without sampling such culinary delights as baklava and ekmek kadayıfı, a bread pudding.
Don’t be afraid to try out the sidewalk cafes and food stalls that you may come across on your travels through Istanbul. You might be surprised at how good most of the food really is!