Climate and monthly weather forecast
Alanya, Turkey

A part of the ancient old castle tower of Kizil Kule in the Alanya peninsula, Turkey
A part of the ancient old castle tower of Kizil Kule in the Alanya peninsula, Turkey

The climate of Alanya

Alanya, Turkey is influenced by the Mediterranean climate, classified under the Köppen-Geiger system as "Csa". This classification signifies a hot summer Mediterranean climate. Throughout the yearly cycle, the city experiences distinctive weather patterns, influenced by its geographical position and diverse climatic factors.

The average high temperatures ascend from a mild 16.2°C (61.2°F) in January, reaching the peak at 32.1°C (89.8°F) in August before descending to 17.8°C (64°F) in December. On the contrary, the average low temperature indicates starting values of 8.5°C (47.3°F) in February, climbing up to 23.7°C (74.7°F) in August, and winding down to 10°C (50°F) by December. The region experiences relative humidity levels from 55% in October to 66% during May and June. Sea temperatures present a soothing ambiance, as they escalate from 17.8°C (64°F) in January to 28.9°C (84°F) in August prior to dropping to 18.9°C (66°F) in December.

The city of Alanya witnesses rainfall patterns oscillating from a high of 231mm (9.09") in December to a low of 3mm (0.12") in August. In tandem with this pattern, there is a decline in rainfall days from 13.8 in January to as few as 0.4 days in July. This distinct dry period is what characterizes the typical Mediterranean hot summer. Likewise, the period of daylight lengthens from 10 hours in January to a maximum of 14.6 hours in June, before shortening to 9.7 hours in December. Correspondingly, the sunshine hours increase from 4.2 hours in January to a maximum of 11 hours in June, later reducing to 4.4 hours come December. The UV index also presents a similar trend, amplifying from 2 in January to 11 in July before winding down to 2 again in December.

The best time to visit Alanya

The ideal time to visit Alanya is during the spring months of April and May, when there is an optimal blend of warm temperatures and low rainfall. During this period, the temperatures rise steadily from 18.3°C (64.9°F) to 24.7°C (76.5°F) while rainfall recedes significantly from 98mm (3.86") to 32mm (1.26"). The relative humidity drops from 61% to 66%, enhancing the overall comfort for visitors. Sea temperatures present a pleasant swimming environment, ranging from 17.9°C (64.2°F) to 21.3°C (70.3°F).

Additionally, daylight hours and sunshine increase noticeably during this season: from 12 hours of daylight with 6.4 hours of sunshine in April growing to 14.1 hours and 9.7 hours respectively in May. The higher UV index of 5 in April and 9 in May signals a respite from the biting cold of winter and the advent of a pleasant and warm spring.

The worst time to visit Alanya

December stands out as a less favorable month to visit Alanya. This time corresponds with the lowest temperatures and the highest rainfall for the year. The temperatures dive to 17.8°C (64°F) and the city experiences a significant increase in the precipitation levels with 231mm (9.09") of rainfall. The sea temperature can be considered chilly at 18.9°C (66°F) and there are as few as 9.7 hours of daylight. High relative humidity of 60% coupled with low sunshine hours, only about 4.4, adds further to the discomfort.

Spring weather in Alanya

Alanya experiences a gradual transition from winter during the spring months of March to May. The average high temperature rises steadily from 18.3°C (64.9°F) in March to 24.7°C (76.5°F) by May, while average low temperature moves up from 10.1°C (50.2°F) to 16.7°C (62.1°F). Rainfall decreases from 98mm (3.86") in March to just 32mm (1.26") in May. With 13 hours of daylight and 7.7 hours of sunshine in April climbing to 14.1 hours of daylight and 9.7 hours of sunshine by May, the luminosity increases significantly in the city. This increase leads to a higher UV index of 9 by May, encouraging outdoor activities.

Summer weather in Alanya

June to August is the summer period in Alanya during which the region witnesses hotter temperatures, fewer rainfall days, and high sea temperatures. Average high temperatures steeply rise from 28.7°C (83.7°F) in June to peak at 32.1°C (89.8°F) in August, while the nights remain warm with a low of 20.5°C (68.9°F) in June increasing to 23.7°C (74.7°F) in August. The rainfall is practically negligible with just 9mm (0.35") in June and a meager 3mm (0.12") in August, contributing to a dry and hot summer. With sea temperatures soaring from 25.3°C (77.5°F) to 28.9°C (84°F) during this period and daylight being at its peak, summer matches the stereotypical Mediterranean climate.

Autumn weather in Alanya

Autumn in Alanya, occurring from September to November, is characterized by gradually subsiding temperatures and increased precipitation. Average high temperature drops from 30.2°C (86.4°F) in September to 21.5°C (70.7°F) in November and similarly, the average low temperature falls from 21.2°C (70.2°F) to 13°C (55.4°F). Rainfall shows a sharp increase from 18mm (0.71") in September to 183mm (7.2") in November, indicating the start of the wet season. Benefiting from 11 hours of daylight and 7.2 hours of sunshine in October, the city retains significant luminosity, but it decreases as winter approaches.

Winter weather in Alanya

Winter grips Alanya from December to February with records of lowest temperatures and highest rainfalls. Average high temperatures hover from 17.8°C (64°F) to 16.2°C (61.2°F) while average low temperature varies between 10°C (50°F) and 8.6°C (47.5°F). This time witnesses the highest rainfall of the year, starting with 231mm (9.09") in December and gradually decreasing to 149mm (5.87") in February. The sea temperature, too, experiences a declining trend from 18.9°C (66°F) in December to 16.9°C (62.4°F) by February. This season displays shorter daylight hours, with 10.2 hours in January and 9.7 hours in December, and equally dwindling sunshine hours, contributing to the mild and wet winter character.

Weather in January

A chill entraps Alanya, Turkey, in January as the grip of winter tightens. Average maximum and minimum temperatures are 16.2°C (61.2°F) and 8.6°C (47.5°F) respectively. These values are colder compared to those of December and, reach their peak in July. Weather in January »

Weather in February

As January gives way to February, Alanya experiences a slight increase in temperature. The average temperature fluctuates minimally from January, with the high temperature peaking at 16.3°C (61.3°F) while the low averages 8.5°C (47.3°F). Weather in February »

Weather in March

March signals the arrival of spring in Alanya. The mercury starts to rise and plants begin to awaken from their slumber. As the cold retreats, residents and tourists enjoy longer daylight hours reaching 12 hours. Compared to the preceding winter months, the rainfall drastically reduces in spring to a moderate 98mm (3.86"). Weather in March »

Weather in April

During April, temperature begins to climb more noticeably in Alanya. It has a significant transition from the cooler climates as temperatures spring upwards from 18.3°C (64.9°F) to 21.1°C (70°F). At this point, rainfall begins its gradual descent, tapering off as the month progresses. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May brings forth the real charm of the Mediterranean climate in Alanya. It is observed that the city warms significantly from April, with the average high temperature advancing to 24.7°C (76.5°F). Rainfall continues on its downward trend, paving the way for ample sunshine and bright skies most of the month. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June asserts itself in Alanya as the gateway to the hot summer months. The high mercury readings position June as the fourth hottest month, recording an average high of 28.7°C (83.7°F). However, this warmth is not yet at the summer peak that manifests in July and August. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July brings the pinnacle of summer to Alanya, as both the highest temperatures and longest daylight hours rule the month. The average high temperature soars to an impressive 31.5°C (88.7°F), although it is relatively cooler compared to August. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August represents the zenith of summer heat in Alanya, with the average temperature reaching 32.1°C (89.8°F). These temperatures, hot but bearable, beautifully contrast with the chills of January. The rain takes a backseat, amounting to a nearly negligible 3mm (0.12"). Weather in August »

Weather in September

September, sitting on the fringe of autumn, brings a welcome respite to the sizzling Alanya summer. Manifesting an average high temperature of 30.2°C (86.4°F), it notably cools down from August's blistering heat. Humidity levels start taking an upward trend, alongside a gradual rise in rainfall amounts reaching 18mm (0.71"). Weather in September »

Weather in October

October welcomes the autumn season to Alanya. The escalation of rainfall begins, mellowing down the heat induced by average high temperatures from 26.5°C (79.7°F) in September to 21.5°C (70.7°F) in November. Rainfall accentuates from 99mm (3.9") to 183mm (7.2"), casting an impressive contrast to previous dry summer months. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November is seen as the harbinger of winter in Alanya. A distinct drop in temperature is recorded with the average high temperature falling to 21.5°C (70.7°F). A surge in rainfall to 183mm (7.2") marks the month as the second wettest after December, announcing the onset of the winter season in Alanya. Weather in November »

Weather in December

The final month of the year, December, sets the stage for a cool, rain-drenched winter in Alanya. Average high temperature drops to 17.8°C (64°F), replicating the equivalent cold conditions of January. The city receives the highest rainfall of the year, with an average precipitation of 231mm (9.09"). Weather in December »
Updated: Jan 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What month is the coldest in Alanya?

January is the month when Alanya, Turkey, sees the average lowest temperatures, with a high of 16.2°C (61.2°F) and a low of 8.6°C (47.5°F).

How much does it rain in Alanya?

Throughout the year, in Alanya, there are 81.8 rainfall days, and 1095mm (43.11") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Alanya?

January has the least sunshine of the year in Alanya, Turkey, with an average of 4.2h of sunshine.

When is the lowest UV index in Alanya?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Alanya, Turkey.

What month is the sea coldest in Alanya?

With an average sea temperature of 16.9°C (62.4°F), February is the month with the coldest seawater.

What is the most humid month in Alanya?

May and June, with an average relative humidity of 66%, are most humid months in Alanya, Turkey.

When are the longest days in Alanya?

The month with the longest days is June, with an average of 14h and 36min of daylight.

What month has the most sunshine in Alanya?

June has the most sunshine of the year in Alanya, Turkey, with an average of 11h of sunshine.

When is the highest UV index in Alanya?

The month with the highest UV index in Alanya, Turkey, is July, with an average maximum UV index of 11.

What time of the year is the hottest in Alanya?

Alanya's warmest month, August, generally records average temperatures ranging from a high of 32.1°C (89.8°F) to a low of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

What is the driest month in Alanya?

August is the month with the least rainfall in Alanya. Rain falls for 0.5 days and accumulates 3mm (0.12") of precipitation.

When is the sea warmest in Alanya?

August is the month with the warmest seawater in Alanya, with an average sea temperature of 28.9°C (84°F).

What is the least humid month in Alanya?

October is the least humid month in Alanya, Turkey, with an average relative humidity of 55%.

What is the rainiest month in Alanya?

December is the month with the most rainfall in Alanya. Rain falls for 13 days and accumulates 231mm (9.09") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Alanya?

The month with the shortest days in Alanya is December, with an average of 9h and 42min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Alanya?

Alanya, Turkey, does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). +03 timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Alanya, Turkey

Average temperature - Alanya, Turkey

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (32.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16.2°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (23.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (8.5°C).

Average humidity
Alanya, Turkey

Average humidity - Alanya, Turkey

The months with the highest relative humidity are May and June (66%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (55%).

Average rainfall
Alanya, Turkey

Average rainfall - Alanya, Turkey

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (231.2mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (2.7mm).

Average rainfall days
Alanya, Turkey

Average rainfall days - Alanya, Turkey

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (13.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (0.4 days).

Average sea temperature
Alanya, Turkey

Average sea temperature - Alanya, Turkey

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (28.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (16.9°C).

Average daylight / Average sunshine
Alanya, Turkey

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Alanya, Turkey

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 42min).

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h and 12min).

Alanya, Turkey

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