This report describes the typical weather at the Adana Sakirpasa Airport (Adana, Turkey) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 1988 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Adana has a mediterranean climate with dry hot summers and mild winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (95%) and lakes and rivers (3%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 41Â°F to 94Â°F and is rarely below 33Â°F or above 98Â°F.
The warm season lasts from June 4 to October 8 with an average daily high temperature above 87Â°F. The hottest day of the year is August 21, with an average high of 94Â°F and low of 76Â°F.
The cold season lasts from December 1 to March 10 with an average daily high temperature below 65Â°F. The coldest day of the year is January 27, with an average low of 41Â°F and high of 58Â°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 9:37 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 14:43 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:18am on June 11 and the latest sunset is at 8:03pm on June 30. The latest sunrise is at 6:58am on October 27 and the earliest sunset is at 4:22pm on December 7.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in this location during 2012, starting in the spring on March 25 and ending in the fall on October 28.
The median cloud cover ranges from 32% (mostly clear) to 76% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on February 14 and clearest on September 12. The clearer part of the year begins around May 16. The cloudier part of the year begins around November 8.
On September 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 5% of the time.
On February 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 21% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around February 22, occurring in 36% of days. Precipitation is least likely around August 5, occurring in 6% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 45% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 17, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 35% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 30, when it is observed during 18% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 25, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 4 to October 8, there is a 10% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (76% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), light rain (15%), and moderate rain (9%).
During the cold season, which lasts from December 1 to March 10, there is a 34% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (46% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), thunderstorms (27%), and moderate rain (26%).
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 35% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 17% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 3, at which time the relative humidity drops below 44% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around July 17, exceeding 89% (very 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 year, the dew point typically varies from 29Â°F (dry) to 75Â°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 15Â°F (dry) or above 77Â°F (oppressive).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between March 23 and May 31 and the second is between September 30 and November 17. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 14 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 19 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around February 5, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 9, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 mph (gentle breeze).