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Istanbul Weather


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Istanbul has a temperate climate. It has a hot and humid summer season, starting from mid June and lasting until about mid-September. During summertime, it’s unusual to experience much rain, if any, and most days will be sunny with blue skies.

From October to March, however, the city can be rainy and windy. Thanks to its coastal location, the winter in Istanbul (from December to February) is not freezing but still cold, and snowfalls are rarely heavy.

Outside of the summer months, it’s worth taking an umbrella or raincoat with you to avoid being caught unaware as the weather tends to change very quickly. Though late spring and early autumn are ideal seasons to travel to Istanbul, there are plenty of suitable attractions and things to do throughout the year.

For more advice about Istanbul including tips on what to see, what to wear and other practical information, check out our useful info section.

Average Temperatures & Precipitation for Istanbul by Month

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May  Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High°C 9 9 11 17 21 26 28 29 25 20 15 11
Low °C 3 3 4 8 12 16 19 19 16 12 9 5
High°F 28 48 52 62 70 79 83 83 77 68 60 52
Low °F 37 37 39 46 54 61 65 66 60 54 47 42
Precipitation (mm) 98 80 70 46 36 34 39 48 61 97 111 124

Below is the Istanbul weather forecast; it is updated every hour and it gives you up-to-date information on the weather in Istanbul for the next 5 days.

Current Weather

Rain Shower

Rain Shower

12 °C | 54 °F

(feels like
6 °C | 43 °F)

Cloud Cover 85%

Humidity 76%

Visibility 8 km | 5 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 18 km/h | 11 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Friday

Sunrise 6:34 AM

Sunset 5:00 PM

Considerable cloudiness with showers; breezy
Considerable cloudiness with showers; breezy

12 | 54

11 | 52

17 km/h
11 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 6:36 AM

Sunset 4:59 PM

Breezy with clouds giving way to some sun
Breezy with clouds giving way to some sun

13 | 55

10 | 50

22 km/h
14 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 6:37 AM

Sunset 4:58 PM

Times of clouds and sun
Times of clouds and sun

14 | 57

9 | 48

19 km/h
12 mph

Monday

Sunrise 6:38 AM

Sunset 4:57 PM

Breezy with times of clouds and sun
Breezy with times of clouds and sun

14 | 57

9 | 48

20 km/h
13 mph

Tuesday

Sunrise 6:39 AM

Sunset 4:56 PM

Plenty of sunshine
Plenty of sunshine

16 | 61

11 | 52

11 km/h
7 mph

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