The weather in Istanbul

The best time to visit Istanbul

Istanbul is known for its vagaries of weather. From rainfall to cold winters and hot summers, you can experience almost every possible type of climate here. October to March is a time when it is rather cold. Cold chilly winds are common during the month of December. The temperature usually ranges between 0 degrees Celcius to 14 degrees Celcius here during the winter months. If you are someone who is coming from the warmer parts of the world, you are sure to enjoy the many delights of the city during its cold winters.

Spring usually arrives during the month of May and it is when the tourists begin to flock the city. Spring usually lasts till July and during this time of the year, the temperature hovers between an average low of 12 degrees Celcius to a high of 25 degrees Celcius. The city also experiences intermittent spells of sharp showers during this time of the year. The flowers are in full bloom during the season and the entire city wears a festive look.

July and august are the months that you will find the city hottest. For those who love to soak in the sun though, this is perhaps the best time to visit the city. The fall season lasts from September to October and is the time of the year, when tourists from around the world , being neither too hot or nor too cold. There could be an odd day or two when you can experience extremely hot or cold climate during the fall season too.