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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

12 °C | 54 °F

(feels like
12 °C | 54 °F)

Cloud Cover 85%

Humidity 81%

Visibility 8 km | 5 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 7 km/h | 4 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Thursday

Sunrise 7:25 AM

Sunset 4:38 PM

A blend of sun and clouds with a shower in the area
A blend of sun and clouds with a shower in the area

14 | 57

8 | 46

12 km/h
8 mph

Friday

Sunrise 7:25 AM

Sunset 4:38 PM

Sunshine and patchy clouds
Sunshine and patchy clouds

11 | 52

7 | 45

6 km/h
4 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:39 PM

Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Intervals of clouds and sunshine

11 | 52

8 | 46

14 km/h
9 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 7:26 AM

Sunset 4:39 PM

Considerable cloudiness; a morning shower in spots, becoming breezy in the afternoon with rain
Considerable cloudiness; a morning shower in spots, becoming breezy in the afternoon with rain

12 | 54

5 | 41

22 km/h
14 mph

Monday

Sunrise 7:27 AM

Sunset 4:40 PM

Sunny
Sunny

8 | 46

6 | 43

14 km/h
9 mph

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