What's the Weather like in Dalaman in December
As you can expect, winter is one of the coolest months in Dalaman, Turkey. While the average sunshine hours and average sea temperature drop considerably, the average temperature and average highs and lows also decrease. This all occurs as average rainfall is at the highest level for the year.
The average temperature for December is 12°C (54°F). Average highs get to 16°C (61°F) which are mostly seen the last ten days of the month as the beginning of the month sees daily highs reaching 18°C (65°F). Average lows go down to 7°C (45°F) which are also mostly seen the last ten days of the month, with the beginning of the month seeing daily lows get to 9°C (48°F). November sees falling daily high temperatures with only one day in ten going above 21°C (70°F) or going under 12°C (54°F). Daily low temperature only go below 3°C (38°F) or above 12°C (54°F) one day in ten.
The average rainfall for December rises to 233mm which is the highest for the year. This translates to about 14 days of rainfall or every 1 in 2 days. The most common form of rainfall for December is thunderstorms. Thunderstorms have the highest probability of occurring at the end of the month. Light rain and moderate rain are less common forms of rainfall, but also are most likely to occur at the end of the month. The chance of rain for December stays essentially constant with the first ten days of the month seeing a 40%-42% chance of rainfall and the last ten days of the month seeing a 42%-44% chance of rainfall.
The average humidity for December is 68% and ranges from 49% to 87%. The humidity rarely goes under 33% or above 98%. The beginning of December is most likely to be the least humid.
The average sunshine hours in December is at the lowest for the year with 7. The daily sunshine is essentially constant throughout the month.
The average sea temperature for December is 18°C (64°F) which is the third lowest for the year. As a new year comes, the average sea temperature will continue to decrease until April.
Dalaman Hotels in December
For a luxurious all-inclusive resort stay located right on Fethiye's Calis Beach, check in to the Jiva Beach Resort. There are 143 rooms with options such as direct pool access or family suites. All rooms come with satellite television, air conditioning, safe box, minibar and free Wi-Fi. Hotel facilities include a sauna, Turkish bath, steam room and gym which are all included in the all-inclusive package. Every night there is some kind of entertainment and in the past has included a live band, quiz night, Turkish night and karaoke night.
Great hospitality and a very warm welcome await your arrival at the family run Mehtap Hotel in Dalyan. This centrally located hotel is within walking distance to the city centre and harbour. There are 16 rooms total which all include a toilet, shower and private balcony. There is a swimming pool with plenty of chairs and loungers. Breakfast is included and served next to the orange trees and garden. There is also a weekly BBQ for guests held on Sundays.
Dalaman Beach for December
A great day trip option is to head to Amos Beach near Turunc. This shingled beach is a perfect place to relax for a couple hours. Amos is the bay next to Turunc and is about a ten minute car ride away. Those more adventurous can opt to use the footpath that links Turunc and Amos, you will need to be reasonably fit and have proper footwear as the terrain is hilly and rocky. The beach itself is very unspoilt and perfectly clean. There are sunbeds available and the water, although possibly cool in the winter, is ripe for swimming. A restaurant on the beach serves up delicious food with a varied menu of Turkish and International favourites. If you get bored of the beach head to the nearby archaeological remains where you can see a hillside amphitheatre which includes a defensive wall and temple.
Bars and Restaurants
Those looking for a modern dining experience at value prices should dine at Demeter Bar & Restaurant in Bodrum. Perfect for all occasions this is a peaceful retreat away from the busy main street. You will find lots of choices on the menu such as pizza, pasta and seafood. Make sure you save room for dessert as there are several options including a Turkish Baklava, banana split and cheesecake.
Things to do in Dalaman in December
For an unparalleled experience check out the Desperado Ranch in Fethiye. Here you will find many different horse riding tours to accommodate the whole family. Daily and half day tours are available including a beach tour and a longer mountain tour. If your children love horses there is a weeklong children camp in which parents are free to have their own holiday. Professional riding lessons are also available for ages 8 and up.
A fun activity to consider is a Pegasus Private Boat trip from Fethiye. This boat trip is designed around you but some options include exploring secluded bays, swimming in the sea, snorkelling in caves and even fishing. BBQ is included with your trip and includes items such as chicken, fish, and Turkish meat dishes. There will be an assortment of salads and local produce to compliment your meal. Alcoholic drinks as well as tea and coffee are available.