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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

Clear

Clear

26 °C | 79 °F

(feels like
27 °C | 81 °F)

Cloud Cover 0%

Humidity 73%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 18 km/h | 11 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Wednesday

Sunrise 5:52 AM

Sunset 8:29 PM

Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny

32 | 90

23 | 73

11 km/h
7 mph

Thursday

Sunrise 5:53 AM

Sunset 8:28 PM

Sunny to partly cloudy and humid; a thunderstorm in the afternoon
Sunny to partly cloudy and humid; a thunderstorm in the afternoon

29 | 84

23 | 73

11 km/h
7 mph

Friday

Sunrise 5:54 AM

Sunset 8:27 PM

A passing morning shower; otherwise, humid with more sun than clouds
A passing morning shower; otherwise, humid with more sun than clouds

29 | 84

24 | 75

16 km/h
10 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 5:55 AM

Sunset 8:26 PM

Sunny
Sunny

31 | 88

24 | 75

17 km/h
11 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 5:56 AM

Sunset 8:25 PM

Plenty of sunshine
Plenty of sunshine

31 | 88

24 | 75

14 km/h
9 mph

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