What's the Weather like in Dalaman in August
If you don't mind the crowds, August is one of the best months to visit Dalaman, Turkey. The average temperature, average highs and lows and average sea temperature are all the highest for the year. Average sunshine is the second highest for the year, while average rainfall is the second least for the year.
The average temperature for August is 26°C (79°F) which is the highest average temperature of the year along with July. The average highs reach 31°C (88°F) which are mostly seen in the second half of the month, as daily highs for the beginning of the month are somewhat warmer. Average lows go down to 21°C (70°F), this is also mostly seen in the second half of the month. The first half of the month tends to have warmer daily lows. August experiences constant daily high temperatures with only one day in ten going above 36°C (96°F) or dropping under 29°C (85°F). Daily lows only fall under 19°C (66°F) or go above 24°C (76°F) one in ten days.
The average rainfall for August practically does not exist with 5mm, the second least for the year. Unfortunately, the rainfall is spread out with an average of 7 days of rainfall or 1 in 4 days. The most common form of rainfall for August is thunderstorms, which are most likely to occur at the end of the month. Light rain and moderate rain are less likely, but also most likely to occur at the end of the month. August 1st sees a 2% chance of rain and slowly increases to a 6% chance on August 31st.
The average humidity for August is 58% and ranges from 38% to 78%. The humidity rarely goes under 22% or goes over 89%. The end of august is most likely to be the least humid.
Average sunshine hours for August is the second most for the year with 13. This is tied for the same amount as May. The daily sunshine slowly decreases as the month goes on with the beginning of the month experiencing the most sunshine.
The average sea temperature is the highest for the year at 26°C (79°F). Being the peak for the year, the coming months signal that summer is ending as the average sea temperature starts to decrease.
Dalaman Hotels in August
If you are looking for a luxurious Turkish holiday, consider the Ramada Resort Bodrum in Bodrum. This resort has everything you can ask for from outdoor and indoor pools, to a private beach, sauna, steam bath, Turkish bath, squash, tennis court, fitness centre, free shuttle to the beach and two restaurants and bars. Free high speed wireless internet is provided. Rooms range from a single double bed to a single king two bedroom villa. Children under two stay free.
Those looking for a budget friendly option with a friendly charm check out the Orkide Hotel in Marmaris. This family run bed and breakfast provides all the amenities needed for a wonderful holiday. Each room has air conditioning, a balcony, telephone, shower and WC. There is also a swimming pool with an area especially for children. The hotel is located less than a minute from the beach and main road.
Dalaman Beach for August
For a fun beach day trip, check out Calis Beach near Fethiye. Located on the turquoise coast, this beach has become increasingly popular over the years. Calis was formerly a "work beach" with a small railway which ran to the jetty, usually carrying minerals from nearby mining sites. Things have changed as the only work you will have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy everything on offer. There are loads of Turkish and international restaurants offering fine cuisine along the beach. You will even find favourites from home such as a Sunday Roast. There is also a part of the promenade for pedestrians that is great for people watching as this area buzzes during the summer. Be sure not to miss the incredible sunsets that occur at Calis as they will leave you with lasting memories of this fine Turkish beach.
Bars and Restaurants
Kibele Restaurant in Marmaris offers Italian, Turkish and British dishes with large portions at value prices. Meals can be had at breakfast, lunch and dinner at this family friendly restaurant. The staff is very pleasant and welcoming. Located on the high street, it is a great place to people watch as you enjoy your meal. Some menu items include a spaghetti carbonara, lamb chops and a shrimp cocktail. Speaking of cocktails, the ones served here have a strong pour so you'll be sure to enjoy the night out.
For an upmarket dining experience centred on local produce be sure to head to The PineHill Restaurant in Hisaronu. With an international menu, 80% of the food served is home grown in The PineHill Hotel's privately owned farm. You'll find different theme nights at this restaurant such as the traditional Sunday Roast and a BBQ night every Thursday. The BBQ night offers over 40 Turkish starters & salads with a choice of meat or fish.
Things to do in Dalaman in August
For those looking to be pampered on their holiday, a good option is the Alin Wellness & Spa, located in Bodrum. Located in the Bodrum Bay Resort, this spa offers professional treatments along with providing genuine individual care. You will have the option for a Turkish bath, massage, sauna, as well as access to a state of the art fitness centre. The price is a bit higher than you might find elsewhere, but the relaxation and atmosphere provided cannot be outdone.
For a fun adventure in Marmaris check out Alternatif Outdoor the Turkish Adventure Specialists. They provide adventures ranging from sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, ski touring and river activities. If you simply cannot choose one of the activities, they also provide multi-activity holidays perfect for the whole family. These last for a week and allow for a combination of different activities as well as providing accommodation and airport transfers.