The sun touches warmly, the wind breezes gently. The climate of Turkey is a preview from paradise. However, since Turkey has a diverse nature of the landscape and the mountains run parallel to the coasts, the temperature varies.
The climate of Turkey is very temperate since the country is located in a Mediterranean geographical location. Add this to the fact that it has a diverse nature of the landscape and the mountains that run parallel to the coasts. The result is significant differences in climatic conditions from one region to the other.
We see that the coastal part of Turkey enjoys the most favorable climate around: milder as much as possible. But the inland areas experience really hot summers, cold winters as well as limited rainfall. Due to its topography, every region has a unique climate of its own in Turkey.
Being the cultural meeting point between east and west, Turkey is also home to a meeting point for several distinct climates and weather patterns. We see Mediterranean climates through the coasts of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas. Needless to say, these areas are full of tourists during the summer period from the end of May to September. However, the weather in Turkey along the eastern part of the country is great from April to May, or from September to early October. Turkey’s climate and weather along the coast of the Black Sea are continental. Last, the climate of the Anatolian Plateau is a steppe climate, which results in a huge difference between the temperature of night and daytime. Plus, rainfall is low and there is more snow.
The residents of Turkey wear lightweight cotton and linens during the summer months due to hot weather. But you can see them in warmer medium-weights and rainwear during the winter. Winter Clothing is necessary for The Mountain regions and the Central and eastern part of Turkey during the Winter Season. For the visitors, whenever and wherever you go, take a sweater for cool evenings.
The climate in The Marmara Region
The Marmara Region including Edirne, Bursa, and Istanbul enjoys a moderate climate. Average temperatures in winter and summer are 4°C and 27°C, respectively. Summer’s temperatures are around 35°C and higher, particularly in crowded cities. Spring and autumn are typically mild but can change quickly.
The climate in The Aegean Region
The mild climate here! Summers are really warm but rarely exceed 40°C. Spring and autumn are sunny, with blue skies and daily temperatures averaging in the high teens. Winters are mild with occasional precipitation. The Aegean cities beyond these hills enjoy a more continental climate.
The climate in The Mediterranean Region
Turkey’s western Mediterranean region enjoys hot dry summers and moderately warm and rainy winters. Summer lasts nine months. Sunny weather prevails 300 days of the year; July and August temperatures can reach or exceed above the 40°C marks. Plus, the entire Mediterranean coast is protected from cold winds from the north by the Taurus Mountains.
The climate in The Anatolian Region
Thanks to the elevation, Central Anatolia shows characteristics of a continental climate. Averaging less than 25 centimeters per year, rainfall is sparse and typically occurs during fall and spring. Summers are really dry and hot, with day temperatures averaging 29°C, falling to the mid-teens at night. Winters are cold and snowy, with daytime temperatures generally around 5°C and evenings at -2°C. The amount of winter snowfall is directly proportional to elevation.