Tips in Turkey
The climate of Istanbul falls into the category of 'temperate', which means that the seasons rather merge into each other, and temperature changes are quite subtle. Summer weather in Istanbul is both hot and rather humid, while the winters are considerably cooler and rather wet at times.
Many visitors find that springtime is the perfect time to pay a visit to Turkey, and Istanbul is looking at its very best between April and June, when the trees have just leafed out and the skies are blue. The spring climate soon sees temperatures rising above 20°C / 68°F and plenty of sunny weather, and this time of year is noticeably quieter than the following summer tourist season.
The winter climate in Istanbul is decidedly chilly and January tends to be the coldest month, being around 8°C / 46°F by day and often frosty overnight. Snowy weather can be expected at some time during the winter months, when the nearby ski resorts within Uludag quickly spring into action.
July and August are reliably the hottest months in Istanbul and during the very sunniest of weather, the temperatures soar above 30°C / 86°F and any humidity can make the climate feel even hotter. These are also the driest months, seeing just 30 mm / 1.2 inches of rainfall in total, when compared to monthly precipitation levels of between 80 mm / 3.1 inches to 100 m / 4 inches between November and January.
When to travel in Istanbul?
Spring is best, autumn next, then summer, last winter.
Spring (April through mid-June) is prime because the weather is moderate throughout the country, the days are long, and the tourist rush hasn't begun. April can be rainy, though.
Autumn (mid-September through October) is second best with mostly mild weather, but the days are shorter, and rain may begin again in October.
Summer (mid-June through mid-September) is quite hot in five of Turkey's seven distinct climatic regions, though usually rainless, and cool inland in the evenings.
Winter (November through March) is chill and rainy everywhere except the southeast, but with lower prices and fewer tourists.
Suzain Allen is a Travel Consultant and she has years of experience in travel industry. She in now introducing her views about weather forcasting in Istanbul.
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