Average Weather in Larnaca Cyprus
In Larnaca, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 92°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 37°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from June 11 to September 29, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 92°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 4 to March 23, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is February 7, with an average low of 44°F and high of 62°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
The length of the day in Larnaca varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:31 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 31 minutes later at 7:02 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 4:33 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 30 minutes later at 8:03 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Larnaca during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
In Larnaca, 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 Larnaca begins around May 18 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 11. On July 18, 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 11 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around May 18. On December 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Larnaca varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from October 30 to March 24, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 24% on January 15.
The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from March 24 to October 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 3.
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 24% on January 15.
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 in the year. Larnaca experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 18 to April 4, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 24, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 4 to October 18. The least rain falls around July 17, with and average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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.
Larnaca experiences very significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 2 to October 3, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 4, with muggy conditions 81% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 19, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 in Larnaca experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.9 months, from November 12 to April 9, with average wind speeds of more than 5.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.1 months, from April 9 to November 12. The calmest day of the year is September 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Larnaca varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 9.4 months, from January 7 to October 20, with a peak percentage of 74% on August 31. The wind is most often from the north for 2.6 months, from October 20 to January 7, with a peak percentage of 44% on November 3.
Larnaca 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 3.2 months, from July 2 to October 9, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 82°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 20 to April 29, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 18, with an average temperature of 62°F.
Average Water Temperature
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 very significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 6 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 8.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 3 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Larnaca are 34.923 deg latitude, 33.623 deg longitude, and 26 ft elevation (map ).
The topography within 2 miles of Larnaca contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 34 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (1,375 feet). Within 50 miles contains extreme variations in elevation (6,427 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Larnaca is covered by artificial surfaces (71%) and water (15%), within 10 miles by water (38%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by water (65%) and cropland (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Larnaca, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Larnaca.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Larnaca 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 Larnaca is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Larnaca and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Larnaca International Airport (94%, 5.3 kilometers, south), Ercan International Airport (3.7%, 47 kilometers, northeast), and Nicosia International Airport (1.9%, 73 kilometers, northwest).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .