The Weather in Turkey
Turkey is a well-known holiday destination and makes you think of hot summers, sunshine and beach. Bathing resorts such as Side, Antalya, Belek, Kemer near Antalya and Alanya are very popular destinations for tourists from Europe, but also from Asia and the rest of the world. Most visitors come from Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Northern America. Antalya is the most popular destination offering lots of sunshine during the summer months, there are hardly any clouds and actually no rain. Istanbul, which is divided into a European and an Asian part, is an important metropolis attracting many city tourists. The weather in the city at the Bosporus strait is friendly from May to October. Due to its humid sea climate the winters in Istanbul are sometimes very cold and even snowy. The inland lies in the continental climate zone, so the summers are very hot, whereas the winters often see temperatures below zero, precipitation and cold winds. The continental climate in central Anatolia has sharply contrasting seasons. This part of Turkey belongs entirely to the Asian continent. The climate in the northern parts of Turkey, however, are rather moderate, there is little precipitation and much sunshine. Yearly average precipitation in the coastal areas of the Black Sea, the rainiest area in Turkey, amounts to 1,200 mm, so it is always advisable to check the weather forecast. The Mediterranean south is the warmest Turkish region throughout the year, there is a cooler breeze and more precipitation from November to January. Check out our live webcams for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend. Our live webcams keep you informed about the current weather situation. Sunshine, clouds or rain? Just have a look at the live images sent from Turkey via our live webcams.