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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

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

23 °C | 73 °F

(feels like
23 °C | 73 °F)

Cloud Cover 85%

Humidity 52%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 11 km/h | 7 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Thursday

Sunrise 7:25 AM

Sunset 6:11 PM

Pleasantly warm with times of clouds and sun
Pleasantly warm with times of clouds and sun

24 | 75

16 | 61

12 km/h
8 mph

Friday

Sunrise 7:26 AM

Sunset 6:10 PM

Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy

21 | 70

16 | 61

11 km/h
7 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 6:27 AM

Sunset 5:08 PM

Cloudy and windy with showers
Cloudy and windy with showers

18 | 64

12 | 54

28 km/h
18 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 6:29 AM

Sunset 5:07 PM

Windy with rain and drizzle
Windy with rain and drizzle

15 | 59

11 | 52

30 km/h
19 mph

Monday

Sunrise 6:30 AM

Sunset 5:05 PM

Breezy with periods of rain
Breezy with periods of rain

14 | 57

12 | 54

24 km/h
15 mph

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