Average Weather in Menteşe Turkey
In Menteşe, the summers are hot, arid, and clear and the winters are long, very cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 89°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 94°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Menteşe for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.
The hot season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 13 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average high of 89°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 26 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 34°F and high of 49°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
Berry Creek, California, United States (6,802 miles away) and Lebec, California, United States (7,043 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Menteşe (view comparison).
In Menteşe, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Menteşe begins around May 21 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 8. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 8 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around May 21. On December 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 48% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 52% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Menteşe varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from November 2 to April 17, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on December 21.
The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from April 17 to November 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on August 16.
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 37% on December 21.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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. Menteşe experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from September 16 to June 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 22, with an average total accumulation of 5.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 5 to September 16. The least rain falls around July 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Menteşe varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:46 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 35 minutes later at 8:20 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:49 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 41 minutes later at 8:30 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Menteşe during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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
The perceived humidity level in Menteşe, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Menteşe experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 18 to April 9, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 12, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 9 to November 18. The calmest day of the year is May 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Menteşe varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from January 2 to November 26, with a peak percentage of 60% on July 2. The wind is most often from the south for 1.2 months, from November 26 to January 2, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.
Menteşe 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 some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.8 months, from July 9 to October 4, with an average temperature above 75°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 20, with an average temperature of 78°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.2 months, from December 26 to May 1, with an average temperature below 65°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 5, with an average temperature of 61°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Menteşe 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 times of year to visit Menteşe for general outdoor tourist activities are from late May to mid July and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.
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 Menteşe for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
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.
The growing season in Menteşe typically lasts for 8.6 months (263 days), from around March 14 to around December 3, rarely starting before February 15 or after April 6, and rarely ending before November 8 or after December 28.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Menteşe should appear around April 2, only rarely appearing before March 16 or after April 18.
Growing Degree Days
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 3.4 months, from May 12 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 29, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 4 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Menteşe are 37.117 deg latitude, 28.267 deg longitude, and 2,103 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Menteşe contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,102 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,293 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,131 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,949 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Menteşe is covered by trees (57%) and cropland (36%), within 10 miles by trees (49%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by trees (39%) and water (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Menteşe, 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
There are 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Menteşe.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Menteşe according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Menteşe is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Menteşe and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bodrum-Imsik Airport (29%, 53 kilometers, west); Dalaman Airport (23%, 65 kilometers, southeast); Rhodes International Airport (19%, 81 kilometers, south); Aydin Airport (18%, 90 kilometers, northwest); and Denizli Çardak Airport (11%, 147 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .