What's the Weather like in Dalaman in September
As the summer comes to close in September in Dalaman, Turkey, average temperatures begin to decrease. Average highs and lows, average sunshine and average sea temperature all begin to decrease as well. The average rainfall beings to increase as the wet season approaches.
The average temperature throughout September is 23°C (73°F). Average highs get to 28°C (82°F), these are mostly seen at the end of the month as daily highs in the beginning of the month often go above 28°C (82°F). Average lows go down to 17°C (63°F) and are also mostly seen at the end of the month, as the beginning sees higher daily lows. With September's falling daily highs, the temperature only goes over 34°C (93°F) or under 26°C (78°F) one in ten days. Daily lows only fall under 14°C (58°F) or rise above 23°C (73°F) one in ten days.
The average rainfall for September is low at 24mm, but is an increase from the summer months and a signal the wet season is approaching. 24mm translates to on average 4 days of rain or every 1 in 7 days. The most common form of rainfall for September is thunderstorms, which are most likely at the end of the month. Light rain and moderate rain are less likely to occur but also have the highest chance of occurring at the end of the month. The first 10 days of September see a 7%-9% chance of rainfall while the last ten days see a 13% to 16% chance of rainfall.
The average humidity for September is 59% and ranges from 38% to 79%. The humidity rarely drops below 22% or goes over 91%. The beginning of the month is most likely to be the least humid.
The average sunshine hours continue to lower as September sees 11. This is the third highest amount of average sunshine hours for the year, tied with April. The daily sunshine hours slowly decrease as the month goes on with the highest daily sunshine occurring at the beginning of the month.
The average sea temperature also begins to lower as it gets to 25°C (77°F). This is the second highest average sea temperature for the year, but will continue to lower in the coming months.
Dalaman Hotels in September
If you are looking to stay in a boutique hotel a great option is the Aegean Gate Hotel located in Bodrum. Newly renovated, this hotel has amazing views of the Aegean Sea and Greek Isle of Kos. Aegean Gate offers large self-contained suites which are located poolside as well as on the second level boasting sea view balconies. All suites include a terrace, twin beds, private bathroom, spacious living room and kitchenette.
A good base for a fun filled holiday is the Club Likya Apartments in Marmaris. Offering a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, this child friendly hotel has all the amenities needed for your Turkish Holiday. The apartments were built in 1997 but recently renovated in 2013 and include bath, shower, WC, balcony, air-conditioning, and full kitchen. There is bar and restaurant as well as adult and children's pools on the grounds.
Dalaman Beach for September
Those that want to take advantage of the average sea temperature in September should head to Kidrak Natural Park in Oludeniz. The entrance fee to the beach is 15TL per car or 5TL per person. The beach located in this protected national park is a change of pace from the hustle and bustle found at other Turkish beaches; providing you with a quiet sanctuary from which you can truly relax on your holiday. You will not find any sun beds here but there are picnic tables, changing rooms, toilets and showers available. This beach provides a great photo opportunity as there are mountains in the surroundings covered with pine trees adding to the perfect turquoise water. This area of coastline became a protected park due to the beauty of the surroundings. With the summer holiday makers starting to leave, you will more than likely have this beach to yourself.
Bars and Restaurants
A good option for fine dining and great service is The Olive Tree Restaurant located in Hisaronu. Opened in 1994 this restaurant has been largely successful and caters to an adult crowd (14 years and up), making it perfect for a date or to celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, providing an opportunity to dine under the stars. Some menu items include spicy tuna cakes, fried liver and sea bass filet.
Head to Wayside Restaurant & Bar in Icmeler for an international choice of foods. They have Turkish specials which are homemade and really shine. Turkish options include Turkish meatballs, yogurt kebab and a pan-fried beef. The atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly, there are no televisions, loud music or live shows, just a focus on excellent service and food. Don't leave without trying the homemade cheesecake or chocolate brownie.
Things to do in Dalaman in August
For those who want to do something other than head to the beach, a great option is the Pinar Horse Safari in Marmaris. The workers here are very professional and welcoming to beginners and experienced riders alike. There is an option for a beginner's ride as well as more advanced rides. One of the beginner's courses takes you through the surrounding countryside at a leisurely pace even going through water. A photographer goes along to make sure you have plenty of pictures to remember this fun safari.
A great cultural experience can be had at the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Bodrum. The museum is housed in the Bodrum Castle which originally became a museum in 1961. Loads of artefacts relating to underwater archaeology are on display, some dating back to 4 BC. Make the climb to the top of the castle to get an unparalleled view of your surroundings. Because of the steps use caution when visiting with elderly or children. Entrance fee 25TL.