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What is the climate like in Istanbul?

The climate of Istanbul has an average yearly temperature of 20°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 10°C and rise to 30°C.

Annually, about 699 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Istanbul. Additionally, about 23 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Istanbul is April until October. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Istanbul.

Temperature 10 to 30°C
Rain 699 mm
Snow 23 cm

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The climate of Istanbul
  • Average yearly temperature: 20°C
  • Highest temperature: 30°C in July and August
  • Lowest temperature: 10°C in January
  • Rainfall: 699 mm per year, averaging 58 mm by month
  • Driest months: 25 mm in August, 27 mm in July and 41 mm in June
  • Wettest months: 114 mm in January, 86 mm in December and 82 mm in November
  • Snowfall: 23 cm per year

Climate table Istanbul

The climate table for Istanbul shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 10 12 13 18 22 27 30 30 26 21 17 13
Nighttime temperature (°C) 5 6 7 10 15 20 22 23 20 15 12 8
Rainfall (mm) 114 74 60 43 44 41 27 25 50 53 82 86
Snowfall (cm) 14 7,3 1,2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0,9
UV Index 3 4 4 7 6 6 5 7 6 4 3 2
Best month No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Temperature by month in Istanbul

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Istanbul, Turkey

Temperature by month in Istanbul, Turkey

Rainfall by month in Istanbul

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Istanbul, Turkey.

Rainfall by month in Istanbul, Turkey

Snowfall by month in Istanbul

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Istanbul, Turkey.

Snowfall by month in Istanbul, Turkey

UV index by month in Istanbul

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Istanbul, Turkey.

UV index by month in Istanbul, Turkey

Yearly temperature in Istanbul

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Istanbul, Turkey, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Istanbul, Turkey

Yearly total rainfall in Istanbul

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Istanbul, Turkey.

Rainfall per year in Istanbul, Turkey

Yearly snowfall in Istanbul

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Istanbul, Turkey, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Istanbul, Turkey

Weather experiences in Istanbul

The weather in Istanbul is rated an average of 4,7 out of 5 stars by 3 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

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Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

We, me and my daughter were lucky. Sunshine every day. And enjoyed in Istanbul . I want to go again next year with God's will .— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Been 8 days 1 day constant rain and cold, 1 day heavily cloudy , the rest light to cloudless and in the middle of the day very warm 26 degrees. Breeze in the morning and evening and at night it cooled down to 16 degrees.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Istanbul by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Istanbul and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Istanbul, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.