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

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

13 °C | 55 °F

(feels like
10 °C | 50 °F)

Cloud Cover 40%

Humidity 71%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From S

Wind Conditions 18 km/h | 11 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Saturday

Sunrise 6:17 AM

Sunset 7:50 PM

Periods of clouds and sunshine
Periods of clouds and sunshine

17 | 63

11 | 52

9 km/h
6 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 6:15 AM

Sunset 7:51 PM

Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Intervals of clouds and sunshine

18 | 64

11 | 52

6 km/h
4 mph

Monday

Sunrise 6:14 AM

Sunset 7:52 PM

A full day of sunshine
A full day of sunshine

19 | 66

13 | 55

6 km/h
4 mph

Tuesday

Sunrise 6:12 AM

Sunset 7:53 PM

Sun and areas of high clouds in the morning; rather cloudy in the afternoon
Sun and areas of high clouds in the morning; rather cloudy in the afternoon

21 | 70

15 | 59

6 km/h
4 mph

Wednesday

Sunrise 6:11 AM

Sunset 7:54 PM

Turning cloudy and warm
Turning cloudy and warm

23 | 73

16 | 61

8 km/h
5 mph

Istanbul Photos

  • Hagia Sophia

    Hagia Sophia

  • Grand Bazaar

    Grand Bazaar

  • Istiklal Street

    Istiklal Street

  • Sultanahmet © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

    Sultanahmet © Yildirim Inceale...

  • Galata Bridge © Yildirim Incealemdaroglu

    Galata Bridge © Yildirim Incea...

  • Eyup Mosque ©Helen Simpson

    Eyup Mosque ©Helen Simpson

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