October Weather Averages for Larnaca

Weather lowdown

October still remains quite warm in Larnaca, Cyprus, although it is much less busy than the preceding summer months of June, July, August and September as many of the tourists have now gone home. This is a good time of year to visit if you would prefer a quieter, calmer holiday.

October is blessed with a comfortable average temperature of 22°C, which makes it the fifth warmest month of the year in the resort, after the four previous summer...

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  • Temperature Temperature 22°C 71°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 27°C 81°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 20 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 6 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F

Weather lowdown

October still remains quite warm in Larnaca, Cyprus, although it is much less busy than the preceding summer months of June, July, August and September as many of the tourists have now gone home. This is a good time of year to visit if you would prefer a quieter, calmer holiday.

October is blessed with a comfortable average temperature of 22°C, which makes it the fifth warmest month of the year in the resort, after the four previous summer months. Temperatures are pleasant all throughout the day, with nighttime low temperatures around 16°C and daytime high temperatures averaging a warm 27°C. Both those low and high temperatures fall in the course of the month, though; respectively from 19°C to 15°C and from 29°C to 25°C. The sea temperature remains relatively warm as well and averages 20°C, a temperature that is still suitable for swimming, although not for everyone anymore.

The average monthly total of rain is around 20mm, a significant increase since the low amounts of rainfall in the previous half year. October is also characterised by 6 days with precipitation. The probability that it will rain increases throughout the month. October 1 is the driest day with a chance of rainfall of 13%. October 31, with a 24% chance of rainfall, is the wettest day of the month. The most likely type of rainfall this time of year is thunderstorms—they happen on 59% of the days with precipitation. Moderate rain and light rain may occur as well, respectively on 28% and 12% of the rainy days.

Cloud cover increases noticeably as well in October. It rises from 14% in the beginning of the month to 25% toward the end. The fact that the sky tends to become less clear means, of course, that there will be less sunshine too.

The average day in October still has 8 hours of sunshine though, which is a lot, especially when compared to the cloudy skies in Great Britain at this time of the year.

Where to stay

Conveniently located a short stroll away from the city's famous seafront and about ten minutes from the airport is Livadhoitis City Hotel. The hotel contains 57 rooms, from singles to suites, all with flat screen TVs with satellite, high speed internet, phone line, heating and air-conditioning, a mini fridge, coffee/tea maker, ironing board, washroom with toiletries and hair dryer, balcony and safe box, and even room service on request. The hotel has a bar and restaurant as well as a breakfast buffet in the morning. The hotel reception area also provides computer use and a booking service to help you book your reservations for various activities in the area.

Things to do

Ochi Day is celebrated all over Greece on October 28 and commemorates the occasion when General Metaxis was threatened with an invasion ultimatum by Mussolini, to which he answered simply 'no!'. This is a public holiday all over Greece and Cyprus as well, so many public services may be closed or severely limited—just for your information.

At the start of Athens Avenue, also known as the Palm Trees Promenade, lies Europe Square. This beautiful historically significant square is home to the very first colonial buildings erected by the Brits in the late-19th century. At the time, Larnaca was the largest port city on the island of Cyprus and the logical place to start colonisation for the Brits. Nowadays, you can still see the old customs warehouses, the bureaus of the chief port master and the office of the customs officer. These historic buildings now house an art gallery, history museum and the municipal cultural services.

Hit the beach

The main draw in Larnaca is still of course the fabulous beaches. Faros Beach, for examples, is very popular because of its shallow, calm water, suitable for both those with children and people wishing to participate in water sports. There is a beach bar as well.

Eating and drinking out

The place to go for great food, enough drinks and an all-round fun night out is Lithos Bar & Grill. This place is a part of the Lithos Hotel and has established itself as one of the better places in the resort for evening entertainment. They serve local and international food, have an extensive selection of wines, beers and spirits, and are also a great place to catch a sports game on one of their eight large screens.

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