Northern Cyprus weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Northern Cyprus

The best time to visit in Northern Cyprus is from April until November, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Northern Cyprus is 33°C in July and the lowest is 15°C in January. The water temperature is between 18°C and 31°C.

Northern Cyprus has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Northern Cyprus or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Northern Cyprus by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 16 18 21 26 30 33 33 31 26 21 17
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 21 25 29 31 30 29 28 25 21
Precipitation (mm) 28 28 18 15 12 7 1 1 8 23 16 31
Climate data from city: Nicosia

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14 day weather forecast Northern Cyprus

The weather for in Northern Cyprus will be 19° till 13° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Northern Cyprus is based on the weather conditions in the city of Nicosia.

Weather forecast this week

Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
11°
29.1 mm 95% 2 m/s 0
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
14°
2.5 mm 70% 6 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
11°
9.9 mm 90% 4 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
12°
0.1 mm 10% 3 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
13°
0.9 mm 45% 4 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
14°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
13°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
13°
19.6 mm 95% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
12°
3.6 mm 80% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
12°
0.6 mm 35% 4 m/s 1
Friday 17 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
13°
0.9 mm 45% 3 m/s 1

Climate Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Northern Cyprus is 24° degrees and there is about 187 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 238 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Northern Cyprus

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 16 18 21 26 30 33 33 31 26 21 17
Night temp. (°C) 10 10 11 14 19 23 25 26 24 21 16 12
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 21 25 29 31 30 29 28 25 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 28 28 18 15 12 7 1 1 8 23 16 31
Days with rain 13 10 9 9 8 4 1 1 4 8 8 13
Dry days 18 18 22 21 23 26 30 30 26 23 22 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 7 9 11 12 12 12 12 11 9 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 5 4
Climate data from city: Nicosia

Northern Cyprus weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Northern Cyprus? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Northern Cyprus?

Northern Cyprus lies in a straight line about 2,004 miles from United Kingdom (London → Nicosia). By car the distance is 2,535 miles. You are on your way 45 hours and 10 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Northern Cyprus?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Northern Cyprus is approximately 5 hours.

What are the largest airports in Northern Cyprus?

These are the largest airports in Northern Cyprus:

  • Ercan International Airport – Nicosia
  • Paphos International Airport – Paphos

How many inhabitants are there in Northern Cyprus?

Northern Cyprus has approximately 294,906 inhabitants.

How big is Northern Cyprus?

The area of Northern Cyprus is around 2,085 mi². It is 117x smaller than United Kingdom.

What is the capital of Northern Cyprus?

The capital of Northern Cyprus is Nicosia.

What is the currency of Northern Cyprus?

In Northern Cyprus the Turkish lira (TRY) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 4 December 2021

  • 1 Turkish lira = 10.02 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.10 Turkish lira
  • 10 Turkish lira = 100.20 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 1.00 Turkish lira
  • 100 Turkish lira = 1,002.02 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 9.98 Turkish lira

What is the area code of Northern Cyprus?

The area code to call Northern Cyprus is +357.