Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Weather

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

12 °C | 54 °F

(feels like
9 °C | 48 °F)

Cloud Cover 85%

Humidity 87%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From NNE

Wind Conditions 12 km/h | 8 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Friday

Sunrise 6:18 AM

Sunset 7:49 PM

Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers
Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers

16 | 61

11 | 52

9 km/h
6 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 6:17 AM

Sunset 7:50 PM

Some sun, then turning cloudy
Some sun, then turning cloudy

17 | 63

11 | 52

9 km/h
6 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 6:15 AM

Sunset 7:51 PM

Partly to mostly sunny
Partly to mostly sunny

18 | 64

12 | 54

6 km/h
4 mph

Monday

Sunrise 6:14 AM

Sunset 7:52 PM

Abundant sunshine
Abundant sunshine

19 | 66

14 | 57

4 km/h
3 mph

Tuesday

Sunrise 6:12 AM

Sunset 7:53 PM

Pleasantly warm with sunshine and some clouds
Pleasantly warm with sunshine and some clouds

23 | 73

16 | 61

8 km/h
5 mph

Istanbul Photos

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    Bosphorus by Mista Riggs

  • Goksu Creek

    Goksu Creek

  • Galata Tower

    Galata Tower

  • Bosphorus Cruise by Mista Riggs

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  • Istiklal Street

    Istiklal Street

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