Fethiye, Turkey: Live Weather
Live weather in Fethiye
The latest and today's weather in Fethiye, Turkey updated regularly
- Sunrise 06:23
- Sunset 19:51
|Temp feels like:||79°F (26°C)|
|Length of Day:||13h 28m|
|Pressure:||29.68" (1005 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
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|Average High||88°F (31°C)|
|Record High||106°F (41°C) (2003)|
|Average Low||70°F (21°C)|
|Record Low||55°F (13°C) (2012)|
Weather in Fethiye
Fethiye is a city in the district ofÂ MuglaÂ which sits on the south west coast, or "turquoise coast"Â in the Aegean region ofÂ Turkey. The city isÂ located on the site of the ancient city ofÂ Telmessos, with many ruins visible in the city. In 1958, an earthquake flattened Fethiye, leaving only these remains. Now, it has been rebuilt into a modern and upscale hub in the western Mediterranean and is often used as a base for Turkish yacht cruises, which dock in the beautiful natural harbour area. It remains unspoiled despite its popularity, with restrictions on high rise buildings allowing it to retain its charm.
Fethiye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with tourists attracted by the stunning coastline and glorious Mediterranean weather, especially in the summer. Fethiye experiences a classically Mediterranean climate, with a long, very hot and dry summer and a short and wet winter.
Though the weather in Fethiye is generally pleasant all year round, visitors can check theÂ weather forecastÂ online before they go.
Summer weather in Fethiye
Between late April and September, summer in Fethiye is long, dry and very hot. The season begins early, withÂ average temperaturesÂ reaching 16Â°C in April and hitting 20Â°C inÂ May, while high temperatures never fall below the 20's. High summer isÂ JuneÂ toÂ September, whenÂ average daytime temperaturesÂ reach an average of 28Â°C and highs rise to a scorching hot 33Â°C inÂ JulyÂ andÂ August.
This weather is perfect for relaxing on the beach, and while the heat can feel a little too hot at times, cool sea breezes will offer some relief. Similarly, the sunshine is relentless, and wise visitors will seek at least temporary relief in the museums and restaurants found in the town. Sunscreen is, of course, absolutely essential. The days are very long and are sunny as a rule, withÂ average sunshine hoursÂ of 13 or 14 hours between June and August.
Typically for a Mediterranean climate, the weather is extremely dry during the summer months.Â AprilÂ sees the last of the year's wet weather, with an average of 44mm expected, and May experiences just 27mm of rainfall. After this,Â rainÂ is virtually absent in June, July and August, with levels of between 12mm and 9mm during these months, so there is no need to worry about getting caught in showers. Any rain that does fall will be in small amounts and will pass quickly.
Besides the weather, tourists are also drawn by the stunning coastline and clear waters found in the bay in which Fethiye is located. These waters are sheltered and great for swimming, not to mention pleasantly warm. TheÂ sea temperatureÂ averages 23Â°C in June, climbing to a peak of 27Â°C in August. The water remains warm in September with an average of 25Â°C.
Autumn weather in Fethiye
Autumn in Fethiye marks a short transitional period between summer and winter. Temperatures inÂ OctoberÂ and November stay pleasant, so much that you could be fooled into thinking it was still summer, however rainfall shoots up after the dry summer months. The temperatures in autumn are very similar to spring, with an average temperature of 20Â°C in October and 15Â°C in November, however highs can still hit a balmy 24Â°C at the start of the season. Lows rarely ever drop below 12Â°C.
As you can see, the weather in autumn never gets cold, but it does get very wet â€“ making up for the dry summer. Rainfall increases to 47mm in October and then jumps further to 118mm and 9 wet days inÂ November. Sea temperatures also begin to fall, with the water temperature dropping to 23Â°C in October and 20Â°C in November.
Despite the increase in rain, Fethiye is still bright and sunny for much of the season, with high levels of sunshine remaining. October seesÂ 10 hours of sunshineÂ while November sees just less at 9 hours. Along with pleasant temperatures, this makes the autumn a great time to visit Fethiye as long as you're prepared for a chance of rain. As it is outside of peak tourism season, holiday makers will be able to find great deals on accommodation at this time.
Winter weather in Fethiye
Winters in Fethiye are extremely wet and are generally off season in terms of tourism.Â DecemberÂ andÂ JanuaryÂ are by far the wettest months of the year, seeingÂ rainfall levelsÂ of 124mm and 114mm respectively. Rainfall levels drop a bit in February, to a still-high 106mm, but rain tails-off noticeably asÂ FebruaryÂ progresses. Snow never falls in Fethiye, but it can often be seen in the surrounding mountains.
As would be expected, temperatures do drop in Fethiye in winter, but it never gets freezing cold like other parts of Europe. In fact, average daytime temperatures are very mild, ranging from 12Â°C in December to 10Â°C in January, the coldest month of the year. Temperatures do drop on an evening though, with lows of 8Â°C, so if you're visiting at this time of the year, it would be wise to pack some warmer layers. A cold breeze blows from time to time in the winter, and spreads cool air, which can make it feel cooler on occasions.
Winter is the least sunny time of the year in Fethiye, and many days are overcast. Still, there's an average of 7 sunny hours a day in December which rises to 8 hours of sun per day in January and February, not bad for winter!
Spring weather in Fethiye
The worst of the wet weather has passed by the timeÂ MarchÂ arrives in Fethiye and the climate turns much more spring-like. Rainfall levels begin to drop dramatically as the dry summer season arrives. March sees average rainfall of 87mm and 9 wet days while April sees just 40mm spread over 7 wet days. This means that visitors will see many more dry and sunny days in the region as sunshine levels also increase to around 10 hours a day.
Warmer weather also arrives this month, which sees many tourists return to the resort to relax on the beach and soak up the high temperatures, before they get too hot. Sea temperatures are also increasing, but perhaps are still not warm enough for swimming. March sees an average day time temperature of 13Â°C and April is around 16Â°C, whileÂ high temperaturesÂ often hit 17Â°C and levels occasionally push well into the twenties. Summer is right around the corner once again!