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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

Partly Sunny

Partly Sunny

26 °C | 79 °F

(feels like
30 °C | 86 °F)

Cloud Cover 35%

Humidity 69%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From ESE

Wind Conditions 14 km/h | 9 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Wednesday

Sunrise 6:27 AM

Sunset 7:43 PM

Sunny and humid
Sunny and humid

30 | 86

22 | 72

11 km/h
7 mph

Thursday

Sunrise 6:28 AM

Sunset 7:42 PM

Humid with plenty of sun; breezy in the afternoon
Humid with plenty of sun; breezy in the afternoon

29 | 84

23 | 73

16 km/h
10 mph

Friday

Sunrise 6:29 AM

Sunset 7:40 PM

Sunny, breezy and pleasant
Sunny, breezy and pleasant

27 | 81

22 | 72

22 km/h
14 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 6:30 AM

Sunset 7:39 PM

Breezy and pleasant with sunshine
Breezy and pleasant with sunshine

27 | 81

23 | 73

24 km/h
15 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 6:31 AM

Sunset 7:37 PM

Breezy and pleasant with sunshine
Breezy and pleasant with sunshine

27 | 81

23 | 73

22 km/h
14 mph

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