This report describes the typical weather at the Antalya Airport (Antalya, Turkey) weather station over the course of an average year. 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%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 42Â°F to 97Â°F and is rarely below 36Â°F or above 103Â°F.
The warm season lasts from June 14 to September 15 with an average daily high temperature above 89Â°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 97Â°F and low of 76Â°F.
The cold season lasts from December 5 to March 16 with an average daily high temperature below 66Â°F. The coldest day of the year is January 28, with an average low of 42Â°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 14:42 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:36am on June 12 and the latest sunset is at 8:21pm on June 29. The latest sunrise is at 7:16am on October 27 and the earliest sunset is at 4:40pm on December 7.
Daylight savings 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 67% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on February 9 and clearest on August 7. The clearer part of the year begins around May 6. The cloudier part of the year begins around October 24.
On August 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 43% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.
On February 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 15% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around January 30, occurring in 38% of days. Precipitation is least likely around August 7, occurring in 2% 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 51% 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 37% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 7, when it is observed during 19% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 11% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 28, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from June 14 to September 15, there is a 6% 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 (63% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms) and light rain (33%).
During the cold season, which lasts from December 5 to March 16, there is a 33% 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 (45% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), thunderstorms (41%), and moderate rain (12%).
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 29% (dry) to 86% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 13% (very dry), or exceeding 94% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 24, at which time the relative humidity drops below 40% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around December 11, exceeding 84% (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 74Â°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 14Â°F (dry) or above 77Â°F (oppressive).
There are two periods in the year that are most comfortable: The first is between March 28 and June 5 and the second is between September 24 and December 1. The air feels neither too dry nor too muggy during these periods.
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 1 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 27, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 mph (gentle breeze).