Best time to visit the Antalya Coast

The weather in Antalya is typically Mediterranean with long hot dry summers and shorter wetter winters. Summer arrives in this part of Turkey about a month earlier than it does in Spain and ends a month later, so Antalya is an ideal destination for an early or late summer break.

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When is the best time to visit Antalya Coast?

The best time to visit Antalya Coast (Antalya) is May based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Antalya Coast (Antalya)14
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Antalya Coast (Antalya)15
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Antalya Coast (Antalya)18
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Antalya Coast (Antalya)21
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Antalya Coast (Antalya)25
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Antalya Coast (Antalya)30
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Antalya Coast (Antalya)34
  • 34°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Antalya Coast (Antalya)34
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Antalya Coast (Antalya)31
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Antalya Coast (Antalya)26
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Antalya Coast (Antalya)20
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Antalya Coast (Antalya)16

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The weather guide for Antalya Coast (Antalya) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Antalya Coast weather overview

The Antalya Coast, also known as the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, is the best known and largest holiday resort area in Turkey.

Millions of people visit this region each year, which makes Antalya one of the top ten busiest tourist destinations in the world.

The Mirage Park Resort, Kemer, near Antalya, Turkey
The Mirage Park Resort, Kemer, near Antalya, Turkey © Castenoid -

This part of the eastern Mediterranean comes under the influence of weather systems over the Middle East which accounts for the extended summer season. Summer runs from May to October reaching its peak in July and August which are the warmest months of the year.

By May maximum daytime temperatures top 25°C, the sea reaches 20°C and there are 10 hours of sunshine on average each day.

Similarly at the end of the summer season in October daytime temperatures can easily hit 30°C, nearly 70% of daylight hours are sunny - that's 8 hours a day on average - and sea temperatures are arguably still quite comfortable at 24°C.

For obvious reasons the busiest time of the year is during July and August when most Europeans take their annual holiday.

During this time there may not be a cloud in the sky for days on end, and in the afternoon air temperatures in the shade can easily reach the low forties Celsius; the average maximum is 34°C.

The Lower Duden Waterfall near Antalya, Turkey
The Lower Duden Waterfall near Antalya, Turkey © Nikolai Sorokin -

Heat and Humidity during the day is generally high or very high, which some people may find uncomfortable. Luckily onshore breezes during the afternoon can alleviate some of this and temperatures always fall after sunset.

During the day the sea is never far away for a cooling dip in waters which in August can reach 27°C.

The Antalya Coast has some of the longest beaches in Turkey though sadly they are not all covered by soft white sand. Side and Alanya to the east probably have the best sand and the beaches are shallow and safe, while Cirali to the south is wilder and less developed.

At the end of summer even before the end of October there can be days with rain, and rainfall increases to its maximum from December to February.

The majority of this rain falls on the Taurus Mountains behind the coast and most hours during the day are still sunny, though winter temperatures, especially at night, usually fall into single figures (°C).

While the mountains may increase the chances of a wet day, they also help to prevent very cold air that reaches northern Turkey in winter from affecting temperatures on the coast.

To the north of the mountains it can be very cold in winter while along Antalya's coast daytime temperatures average 15°C even in the coldest months.

The wind direction in winter is primarily from the north or northwest, however, low-pressure systems travelling eastwards along the Mediterranean occasionally veer north towards the Antalya Coast bringing wet and sometimes stormy conditions from the south, with high seas.

If you visit the Antalya Coast in winter there is usually snow on the Taurus Mountains behind the coast. There are even two little ski resorts, Saklikent and Davras, within easy reach, each with just one or two small lifts, and in good years you can ski as late as April.

Whether you are after some baking hot summer sunshine beside the turquoise waters of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, a quieter more active outdoor holiday in spring or autumn, or a little winter sunshine, Antalya's weather has something to offer everyone.

What to pack for Antalya Coast weather

For over half the year from the middle of April to the beginning of November light cotton clothing is most suitable, although in April and November you may need an extra light layer after dark.

The rest of the year is quite cool by comparison and it can be wet from the middle of November to the beginning of March when a heavier extra layer and some waterproofs are recommended, especially for travelling into the mountains where the weather can be unpredictable.

Which is the hottest month in the Antalya Coast?

The hottest time of year in Antalya, Antalya Coast is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 34°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Antalya Coast?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Antalya, Antalya Coast with 246mm on average. There are normally 13 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Antalya Coast?

The sunniest time of year in Antalya, Antalya Coast is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 91% of daylight hours; that's 13 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Antalya Coast?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Antalya, Antalya Coast in August when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

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