Best Time To Visit Istanbul - Time To Go To Istanbul

In general, the climate is the same as it remains in the rest of southern Europe during the summer months. It is hot and dry most of the time. From June to September the temperature is the highest and decreases gradually making January & February the coldest months. The best time to visit Istanbul, Turkey is in April when the weather is also littler moderate and is the season where in you can see the Tulips bloom. This gives a great view of the natural beauty of Istanbul.

  • Spring (April - June): The temperature starts rising up after the winters with the average high going upto 20°C where as in the night the temperatures are usually colder going to 15°C. Spring is considered to be the high season for Istanbul where in the entire hotel rooms are usually priced higher.
  • Autumn (September - October): The weather in Istanbul doesn’t vary much and it remains pleasant, though you can encounter slight rainfall.
  • Summer (June - August): Mid of June to August are quite hot. Comparatively nights are little colder. There is hardly any rainfall during the summers so it’s majorly a very dry season. At this time most of the local crowds are out for vacation so one looking out for a peaceful vacation can head over there in the summers.
  • Winter (November - February): Usually colder months with the temperature varying from 5-10°C. Rains, snow & storm are common in these months. Because of the winter the tourists footfalls are less and this is an off season so the hotel prices are relatively low which can be a good deal for a cheap accommodation in Istanbul.

Climate in Istanbul

Know weather for your travel dates:

19-Sep-2018
Today 19 Sep

78

67

Partly cloudy in the morning.

Wind:5.43 m/s

Humidity:66%

Precipitation:0%

  • Thu 20 Sep
    79 | 66

    Partly cloudy overnight.

  • Fri 21 Sep
    80 | 63

    Mostly cloudy in the morning.

  • Sat 22 Sep
    79 | 66

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Sun 23 Sep
    82 | 67

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Mon 24 Sep
    70 | 60

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 25 Sep
    68 | 59

    Breezy until afternoon and rain in the evening.

Month wise Weather in Istanbul

Average Temperature in Istanbul by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 38℉

Minimum temperature: 23℉

Maximum temperature: 54℉

Feb

Average temperature: 45℉

Minimum temperature: 28℉

Maximum temperature: 64℉

Mar

Average temperature: 48℉

Minimum temperature: 34℉

Maximum temperature: 66℉

Apr

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

May

Average temperature: 62℉

Minimum temperature: 48℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Jun

Average temperature: 71℉

Minimum temperature: 59℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Jul

Average temperature: 75℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Aug

Average temperature: 76℉

Minimum temperature: 57℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Sep

Average temperature: 72℉

Minimum temperature: 55℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Oct

Average temperature: 59℉

Minimum temperature: 41℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Nov

Average temperature: 54℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 68℉

Dec

Average temperature: 40℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 55℉

Highest temperature in Istanbul is recorded as 95℉ in June and September.

Lowest temperature in Istanbul is recorded as 23℉ in January.

Average Humidity in Istanbul by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Feb

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Mar

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 56%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Apr

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

May

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Jun

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 53%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Jul

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 48%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Aug

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

Sep

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Oct

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Nov

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Dec

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Most humid month in Istanbul is January.

Least humid month in Istanbul is September.

Best time to visit Istanbul Attractions in September

  • Best time to visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday : 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM & 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM & 03:30 PM to 04:00 PM
    • Friday : 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM & 03:30 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
    • Tuesday : Closed
    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
    • Monday : Closed
    • Tuesday - Sunday : 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Miniaturk in Istanbul
    • Everyday : 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM