Side Weather November Averages, Turkey
What's the weather like in Side in November
Although temperatures in Side cool off significantly in November compared to the month prior, it is still a relatively warm month, especially when compared to northern Europe. The average temperature in November is 16°C (61°F), which is five degrees cooler than the average temperature in October. The average low in November is 11°C (52°F), while the average high is 21°C (70°F). The beginning of the month starts off with a mix of sunny and cloudy days, with a small chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 18°C (64°F).
The middle of November brings more cloudy days, an increase in the chance of rain, and cooler days, with an average daily temperature of 16°C (61°F). The end of the month follows the same pattern as it sees more cloudy days, a higher chance of rain, and an average daily temperature that drops to 14°C (57°F). The lowest ever recorded temperature in Side in November is 1°C (34°F), and the highest ever recorded temperature is 34°C (93°F).
Average Sunshine Hours
The cooler temperatures this month also bring less sunshine. The average daily sunshine in November is nine hours, finally hitting single digits. This is still more than enough time to enjoy activities outside and more sun than much of northern Europe receives this time of year. While there is a decrease in sunshine this month, there is also a significant increase in the amount of rainfall.
The average rainfall for November is 150mm, occurring over the course of seven days. With a high total like this and a short amount of days it happens over, this means you can expect large storms when it does rain, instead of the occasional drizzle.
The average humidity in November increases to 64%, which is still a relatively low total, and combined with the cooler temperatures this month, will not cause any discomfort.
Side Hotels in November
Paloma Ocean Resort Hotel is a large, five-star luxury hotel with 472 rooms, consisting of several different room types, including suites. All rooms have private balconies, spacious rooms with marble floors, wireless Internet, and air-conditioning. Most rooms also have sea views. The hotel has six restaurants serving a variety of food, as well as a patisserie offering desserts, coffee, and tea. They have a private beach area which comes with a private swimming area, and complimentary towels, sunbeds, and umbrellas available. The hotel also has a pool, a spa, and a fitness centre. They are located about a 12 minute drive from the city centre.
Aydinbey King's Palace Spa & Resort has plenty of rooms for guests to choose from, with 359 rooms in total. All rooms have air-conditioning, balconies, and mini-bars. The resort has a restaurant offering a variety of international dishes and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is another option for food called Gözleme, which has a menu that changes daily and offers traditional Turkish cuisine. There is also a café offering teas and pastries. The resort also has a fitness centre, a spa offering things like Turkish baths and saunas, as well as a pool with sunbeds and umbrellas. They are located about a 15 minute drive from the city centre.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are looking for a place to enjoy that is just off of the beach, check out Lime Beach Side. They offer delicious seafood like calamari and prawns, as well as some traditional Turkish dishes like kebabs. They also serve a variety of drinks, including some excellent cocktails, and has a very relaxing scene, making it the perfect place to just hang out. The restaurant also overlooks the sea, creating beautiful views and further adding to the relaxing vibe. There is also often live music. Guests of the restaurant are able to use sunbeds and umbrellas that belong to the restaurant free of charge after their meal. They are about a 15 minute walk from the city centre.
The Karma Restaurant & Sky Lounge opened in 2012 and offers something for everyone. They have several Turkish options, like baked lamb shank and kebabs, as well as international options like chicken curry and oyster sauce crispy chicken. They also have several salads and starters available as well. The restaurant's dining area is unique as three of the four walls have floor-to-ceiling windows, creating wonderful views. They are about a six minute walk from the city centre and right off of the sea.
Things to do in Side in November
For a unique Side experience, check out the Pamukkale Bath. "Pamukkale" translates to "cotton castle" and you will understand why upon seeing the bath. There are several mini-pools that are lined with limestone that appear to be hanging onto the side of a mountain, creating the appearance of clouds that have been attached together. The water contained in these pools is warm and filled with natural minerals that are said to have health benefits, so be sure to bring your bathing suit when visiting the baths. The views from the baths are amazing as well. The baths are about a five and a half hour drive from the city centre, but day trips are offered to and from Side.
If you are interested in some excitement during your visit in Side, check out Jeep Safari Turkey. They offer tours through the Taurus Mountains in 4x4 jeeps and the day begins between 9 AM to 10 AM when they pick you up from your hotel. There is a break for lunch at a "riverside or cottage restaurant," and guests will be dropped back off at their hotels between 5 and 6 PM. Along the ride you will encounter local village people, mosques, the summit of Mount Taurus, and possibly even some animals. Tours are available daily.
Another way to experience the outdoors of Side is by fly fishing. There are a few options for fishing depending on your preference. There is a specially designed fishing platform on Green Lake, so that you can fly fish on this lake, without being in water over your head. There are also options to fly fish in the Alara River, or in the Taurus Mountains, although those trips are much more involved as they are further away from Side.
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