Side: Live Weather Reports
- Sunrise 06:13
- Sunset 19:29
- Moonrise 06:41
- Moonset 20:22
|Temp feels like:||59°F (15°C)|
|Length of Day:||9h 42m|
|Pressure:||29.92" (1013 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||12 miles (20 km)|
Latest Side Holiday Reviews
my holidays in side
Been to Side 3 times all early September and for 2 weeks. Weather was in early 33 to 34 degrees during most of the day w...
September 2013 break in Side
Fabulous......rained on1 day out of 16....
Went in August too hot at times...
Fantastic, paying Side a return visit.....
Warm and sunny, overall pleasant....
Relaxing holiday in the Turkish riviera!!!
Top class and hot which suits me fine!...
My holiday in side
When we got there the weather hit us straight away! It was red hot throughout the holiday as it was about 40'c for the ...
Weather Overview for Side
Side is a small town on the southern coast of Turkey. It is one of the most well-known ancient towns in the country. It is about 75 km from Antalya. Side sits upon a small peninsula that is only about 800m in length, providing some spectacular views across the Mediterranean Sea.
Having a typical Mediterranean climate means that Side plays host to long, hot summers and short, mild winters with lots of rain. The humidity levels are relatively low throughout the year as well, with the highest averages not reaching 70% and occurring in the winter months of November, December, and January. Humidity is at its lowest during the summer months, which is convenient, as the summer can get very warm.
Summer sees average highs reach into the 30’s, and it’s not uncommon to have several days in a row in excess of 40°C in the peak of summer. The average temperature is about 24°C to 25°C with peak months seeing average highs of 34°C and average lows of 22°C. Day time temperatures average highs above 20°C are seen from April till November with average highs above 30°C between June and September. This is very hot and while the evenings are cooled by the sea breezes of the Mediterranean, you may find it a little uncomfortable.
Summer months see the almost no rain. From April through September, there is not a monthly total of higher than 48mm for any moth (on average). July and August are the “driest” months of the year in Side, with an average rainfall of just 5mm and 2mm respectively. Rainfall increases in October to 70mm, which is a significant increase from just 13mm in September, but is a relatively low total regardless. Sunny days are a plentiful; each day sees about 11 hours of uninterrupted sunshine for the season. From March through October, each month sees no less than 10 hours of average daily sunshine. June and July have the highest total of sunshine in Side, both averaging 14 hours a day.
The average sea temperature is also at its warmest during the summer months. August has the highest average of the year at 28°C (82°F), while June and July are not far off at 27°C (81°F).
In winter the average minimum temperature is about 6°C. This occurs on most nights from the end of December until the end of February. Day time highs stay in the mid-teens so you can often be out in your t shirt. The lowest temperatures for the year occur in January and February, with an average temperature of 11°C (52°F). While this is the coldest average for the year in Side, it is much warmer here this time of year, compared to northern Europe and especially the United Kingdom. This is when the region sees its peak rainfall; it rains frequently and heavily. January is the rainiest month, averaging 238mm, while December is a close second, averaging 223mm. November and February also have average rainfall totals in excess of 150mm.
While the amount of rainfall is at its highest during the winter, the amount of sunshine in Side is at its lowest. December has an average of seven hours of daily sunshine, which is the lowest amount for the year. January and February both average eight hours, and November is the only other month averaging single digit hours of sunshine at nine hours.
Autumn and spring are great times to visit the region as well, as you will find yourself many bargains and few tourists. The shoulder seasons are warm but often rainy.
Another factor making Side a great place to visit year round is its amazing ruins. Side was once a port and ruins of the ancient city are scattered amongst the modern-day architecture. So you can soak up the sun, swim in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean Sea or spend you days taking in ancient history!