Best time to visit Istanbul

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When is the best time to visit Istanbul?

The best time to visit Istanbul is June, July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Istanbul8
    Jan
  • 9°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Istanbul9
    Feb
  • 11°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Istanbul11
    Mar
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Istanbul16
    Apr
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Istanbul21
    May
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Istanbul25
    Jun
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Istanbul27
    Jul
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Istanbul27
    Aug
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Istanbul24
    Sep
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Istanbul19
    Oct
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Istanbul15
    Nov
  • 11°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Istanbul11
    Dec

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The weather guide for Turkey (Istanbul) 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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Which is the hottest month in Istanbul?

The hottest time of year in Istanbul is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 27°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Istanbul?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Istanbul with 126mm on average. There are normally 18 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Istanbul?

The sunniest time of year in Istanbul is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 79% of daylight hours; that's 12 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Istanbul?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Istanbul in August when the water temperature reaches 24°C.

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