Weather Overview for Larnaca
is a coastal city in the republic
of Cyprus. Situated on
the east coast of the island, upon the Mediterranean,
Larnaca enjoys a climate rich with sunshine and enjoyable conditions year
round. The city is one of Cyprus’s
major sea side resorts, famed for its picturesque sea front, lined with rows
and rows of palm trees and scenic city promenades. There are numerous idyllic
beaches within close range from the city; two of these (Phinikoudes and
McKenzie) recently awarded Blue Flags in recognition of their high level
environmental cleanliness. Cyprus
as a whole enjoys a warm dry climate, rain
mainly falling between November to March. Variations in temperature and rainfall
throughout the island are determined by altitude and distance from the coast.
Larnaca lies at one of the lowest altitude points in Cyprus and
is situated on the coast, so as a result is enjoys gorgeous weather year round.
Larnaca’s climate is a Mediterranean climate characterised by long dry summers
and mild winters, separated by short shoulder seasons of autumn and spring.
are hot, cloudless with the scorching sun belting down on the beaches for 11
hours a day however like most Mediterranean climates the blistering heat is
cooled by a pleasant sea breeze, particularly noticeable in the evenings. There
is generally little to no rainfall throughout June to September,
and temperatures can reach the mid to high 30’s. June and September generally
daily temperatures of 24 ºC and 25 ºC (respectively) with the middle summer
months of July and August seeing higher averages of 26 ºC and 27 ºC. Rain fall
begins to pick up slowly toward the end of September, before the wettest months
Cyprus is under the
influence of a shallow low pressure trough which extends from the great
continental depression that is centred over southwest Asia,
so as a result summers are hot and the skies during these months are often
Winters in Larnaca are mild. Typically they play host to mild rainfall,
particularly during November
During winter the nearby Troodos mountains (home to Mount Olympus)
will experience snowfall, though this will not make it down into the coastal
towns. Average temperature throughout December to February is 12 to 13 ºC, with
maximum of 17 ºC to 18 ºC in December and February and 16 ºC in January.
There generally about 5-8 days of rain per month throughout the period from
November through until March, with January
being the wettest month, averaging 8 rain days. The majority of the annual
rainfall occurs during the winter months. This is a result of the small
depressions with cross the Mediterranean Sea.
These depressions result in periods of disturbed weather which usually only
last for a day or so.