This report describes the typical weather at the Antalya Airport (Antalya, Turkey) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Antalya has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (52%), oceans and seas (39%), and shrublands (7%).
The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 85°F to 75°F over the course of the month, exceeding 90°F or dropping below 70°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:07 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.2 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 10:41 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:48 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:17am on October 28; the latest sunset is at 6:40pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:16am on October 27; the earliest sunset is at 5:00pm on October 31.
Daylight savings time (DST) ends at 3:00am on October 28, 2012, shifting sunrise and sunset to an hour earlier.
The median cloud cover ranges from 43% (partly cloudy) to 52% (partly cloudy). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 9% from the start to the end of the month.
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 27% of the time, partly cloudy 24% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 17% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around October 18, occurring in 27% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 1, occurring in 22% of days.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 73% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around October 19, when it is observed during 20% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 21% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 28, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in October or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 32% (comfortable) to 81% (humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 19% (dry), or exceeding 91% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 39% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 15, rising above 77% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical October, the dew point typically varies from 42°F (dry) to 63°F (mildy humid) and is rarely below 32°F (dry) or above 68°F (muggy).
The time of the month between October 1 and October 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 12 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 7 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 6, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 16, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).