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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Bursa Turkey

At Bursa, the summers are warm, dry, and clear and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 86°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 92°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Bursa for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August.

Climate at Bursa

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Bursa weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature at Bursa

The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 7 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 86°F and low of 64°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 27 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature below 54°F. The coldest day of the year is January 24, with an average low of 32°F and high of 46°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Bursa

Average High and Low Temperature at BursahotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2446°FJan 2446°FAug 286°FAug 286°F32°F32°F64°F64°FJun 778°FJun 778°FSep 1578°FSep 1578°FNov 2754°FNov 2754°FMar 1754°FMar 1754°F57°F57°F56°F56°F39°F39°F37°F37°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature at Bursa

Average Hourly Temperature at BursaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotvery coldcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Tuolumne City, California, United States (6,706 miles away) and Asheville, North Carolina, United States (5,642 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Bursa (view comparison).

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Clouds

At Bursa, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Bursa begins around May 28 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 2. On July 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 97% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 3% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 2 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around May 28. On December 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 59% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 41% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Bursa

Cloud Cover Categories at BursaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2897%Jul 2897%Dec 2541%Dec 2541%May 2869%May 2869%Oct 270%Oct 270%NowNowclearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Bursa varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from October 6 to May 7, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 29% on December 22.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from May 7 to October 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on July 26.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 26% on December 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Bursa

Daily Chance of Precipitation at BursawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 2229%Dec 2229%Jul 265%Jul 265%Oct 617%Oct 617%May 717%May 717%NowNowrainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Bursa experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 20 to July 13, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 7, with an average total accumulation of 2.6 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.2 months, from July 13 to August 20. The least rain falls around August 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Bursa

Average Monthly Rainfall at BursarainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inDec 72.6 inDec 72.6 inAug 60.4 inAug 60.4 inMar 291.9 inMar 291.9 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Bursa experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from December 1 to March 17, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 3, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from March 17 to December 1. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at Bursa

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall at BursasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 inFeb 30.3 inFeb 30.3 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inDec 310.3 inDec 310.3 inMar 170.1 inMar 170.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Bursa varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Bursa

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at BursaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2015 hr, 2 minJun 2115 hr, 2 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 229 hr, 19 minDec 219 hr, 19 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:33 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 53 minutes later at 8:26 AM on January 5. The earliest sunset is at 5:37 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 0 minutes later at 8:37 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Bursa during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Bursa

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at BursaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 145:33 AMJun 145:33 AM8:37 PMJun 278:37 PMJun 27Dec 85:37 PMDec 85:37 PM8:26 AMJan 58:26 AMJan 5daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Bursa

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Bursa experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from June 16 to September 10, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 30, with muggy conditions 22% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 5, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Bursa

Humidity Comfort Levels at BursamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 50%Dec 50%Jul 3022%Jul 3022%Jun 165%Jun 165%Sep 105%Sep 105%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Bursa experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from July 1 to September 15, with average wind speeds of more than 7.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 9.6 months, from September 15 to July 1. The calmest day of the year is May 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Bursa

Average Wind Speed at BursawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphAug 38.4 mphAug 38.4 mphMay 246.3 mphMay 246.3 mphSep 157.3 mphSep 157.3 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Bursa varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 8.4 months, from February 25 to November 8, with a peak percentage of 63% on July 20. The wind is most often from the south for 3.6 months, from November 8 to February 25, with a peak percentage of 42% on January 1.

Wind Direction at Bursa

Wind Direction at BursaSNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnorthwesteast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Bursa is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.5 months, from June 16 to October 1, with an average temperature above 69°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 10, with an average temperature of 75°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 17 to April 14, with an average temperature below 52°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 46°F.

Average Water Temperature at Bursa

Average Water Temperature at BursawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FAug 1075°FAug 1075°F46°FFeb 1546°FFeb 15Jun 1669°FJun 1669°FOct 169°FOct 169°FDec 1752°FDec 1752°FApr 1452°FApr 1452°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Bursa throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Bursa for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the first week of September.

Tourism Score at Bursa

Tourism Score at Bursabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.28.20.50.58.18.17.77.7NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Bursa for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score at Bursa

Beach/Pool Score at Bursabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.68.60.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season at Bursa typically lasts for 7.5 months (230 days), from around March 31 to around November 16, rarely starting before March 12 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 11.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Bursa

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Bursagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 3150%Mar 3150%Nov 1650%Nov 1690%Apr 2290%Apr 2290%Oct 2790%Oct 2710%Mar 1210%Mar 1210%Dec 1110%Dec 110%Jan 240%Jan 24Jul 23100%Jul 23100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Bursa should appear around March 16, only rarely appearing before February 17 or after April 12.

Growing Degree Days at Bursa

Growing Degree Days at BursaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FMar 1686°FMar 1686°FJun 12900°FJun 12900°FJul 231,800°FJul 231,800°FDec 313,634°FDec 313,634°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 17 to August 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 8.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 31 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 1.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Bursa

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at BursabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 68.0 kWhJul 68.0 kWhDec 231.7 kWhDec 231.7 kWhMay 176.7 kWhMay 176.7 kWhAug 236.7 kWhAug 236.7 kWhOct 313.0 kWhOct 313.0 kWhFeb 173.0 kWhFeb 173.0 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bursa are 40.183 deg latitude, 29.067 deg longitude, and 771 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Bursa contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,730 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,081 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,936 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,389 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Bursa is covered by artificial surfaces (64%) and trees (34%), within 10 miles by trees (50%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Bursa, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Bursa has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Bandırma Airport, Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station, Eskişehir Anadolu Airport, and Eskişehir Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.