Best time to visit, weather and climate Istanbul

Best time to visit Istanbul, Turkey

Climate Istanbul per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
9°C 10°C 12°C 15°C 21°C 25°C 28°C 28°C 24°C 19°C 15°C 11°C
42
mm
35
mm
35
mm
24
mm
27
mm
27
mm
11
mm
10
mm
28
mm
38
mm
32
mm
52
mm

The best time to visit Istanbul in Turkey is from may until september, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Istanbul is 28°C in july and the lowest is 9°C in january. The water temperature is between 9°C and 29°C. The weather and climate of Istanbul is suitable for a city trip.

The average climate figure for Istanbul is an 8,4. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

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



Climate Istanbul

Istanbul has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Istanbul is 17° degrees and there is about 226 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 236 days a year with an average humidity of 58% and an UV-index of 4.


Climate Istanbul

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 9°C 10°C 12°C 15°C 21°C 25°C 28°C 28°C 24°C 19°C 15°C 11°C
Night 5°C 6°C 7°C 10°C 15°C 19°C 22°C 23°C 20°C 16°C 12°C 8°C
Water 9°C 10°C 14°C 16°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 29°C 27°C 20°C 15°C 11°C
Precip 42
mm
35
mm
35
mm
24
mm
27
mm
27
mm
11
mm
10
mm
28
mm
38
mm
32
mm
52
mm
Rain
days
12 12 14 13 11 8 7 4 10 13 11 13
Snow
days
4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dry
days
15 14 16 17 20 22 24 27 20 18 19 17
Sun hours
per day
5 6 7 8 11 12 12 10 9 8 6 5
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3
UV-index 2 2 4 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2
 


Climate Istanbul january

On average, it is maximum 9° in january in Istanbul and at least around 5° degrees. The sea temperature is around 9° degrees. In january there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 42 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in Istanbul and on average, it snows 4 days in january.

Climate Istanbul february

On average, it is maximum 10° in february in Istanbul and at least around 6° degrees. The sea temperature is around 10° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm. The it will be dry 14 days this month in Istanbul and on average, it snows 2 days in february.

Climate Istanbul march

On average, it is maximum 12° in march in Istanbul and at least around 7° degrees. The sea temperature is around 14° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm. The it will be dry 16 days this month in Istanbul and on average, it snows 1 day in march.

Climate Istanbul april

On average, it is maximum 15° in april in Istanbul and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In april there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul may

On average, it is maximum 21° in may in Istanbul and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In may there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul june

On average, it is maximum 25° in june in Istanbul and at least around 19° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In june there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in Istanbul and at least around 22° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In july there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in Istanbul and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In august there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul september

On average, it is maximum 24° in september in Istanbul and at least around 20° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In september there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul october

On average, it is maximum 19° in october in Istanbul and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In october there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul november

On average, it is maximum 15° in november in Istanbul and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 15° degrees. In november there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 32 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Istanbul.

Climate Istanbul december

On average, it is maximum 11° in december in Istanbul and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 11° degrees. In december there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 52 mm. The it will be dry 17 days this month in Istanbul and on average, it snows 1 day in december.

14 day weather forecast Istanbul

The weather for Istanbul in Turkey will be around 15° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
31 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 16°C 11°C 21°C 0.6 mm 35% 3m/s 3
Su
1 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 15°C 11°C 21°C 2.8 mm 75% 4m/s 3
Mo
2 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 15°C 8°C 21°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 4
Tu
3 Nov
Licht bewolkt 18°C 13°C 21°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 4
We
4 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 18°C 14°C 19°C 0.2 mm 15% 6m/s 3
Th
5 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 18°C 15°C 19°C 0.2 mm 15% 7m/s 4
Fr
6 Nov
Bewolkt 17°C 15°C 19°C 0.4 mm 30% 7m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
7 Nov
Bewolkt 16°C 11°C 19°C 1.9 mm 65% 8m/s 2
Su
8 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 17°C 11°C 19°C 1.8 mm 65% 5m/s 1
Mo
9 Nov
Bewolkt 19°C 15°C 19°C 2.4 mm 70% 8m/s 1
Tu
10 Nov
Bewolkt 18°C 15°C 19°C 0.1 mm 10% 7m/s 1
We
11 Nov
Bewolkt 17°C 15°C 19°C 0.7 mm 40% 7m/s 1
Th
12 Nov
Bewolkt 16°C 11°C 19°C 1.3 mm 55% 9m/s 1
Fr
13 Nov
Bewolkt 11°C 8°C 19°C 0.4 mm 25% 11m/s 1

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Flight tickets to Istanbul

The 3 nearest airports to Istanbul you can fly to are:

  • Atatürk International Airport (13 km)
    Istanbul
  • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (32 km)
    Istanbul
  • Istanbul Airport (34 km)
    Istanbul

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About Istanbul

Istanbul lies in Turkey in the province İstanbul and the population consists of 10.061.000 inhabitants. If you want to call Istanbul you have to use +90 or 0090 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +905012457809 or 00905012457809.

Istanbul is in a straight line at 2.499 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 3 hours55.

The coordinates of Istanbul, Turkey are latitude: 41.011046 en longitude: 28.957798

The GPS coordinates are N 41° 0' 39.6000" en E 28° 57' 28.0800"

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Currency Istanbul

In Istanbul the Turkish lira is used to pay.

Exchange rate Turkish lira (TRY) 31 october 2020

1 Turkish lira = 0,09 Pound sterling
100 Turkish lira = 9,26 Pound sterling

1 Pound sterling = 10,80 Turkish lira
100 Pound sterling = 1.080,49 Turkish lira

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It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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Time difference Istanbul

In Istanbul it is now 01:18 o’clock at night on sunday 1 november 2020. That is 3 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Istanbul is Europe/Istanbul and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Istanbul

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Istanbul.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis