Average Weather in Nicosia Cyprus
In Nicosia, the summers are hot, humid, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 92°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 96°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Nicosia for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 11 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is August 1, with an average high of 92°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 2 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 24, with an average low of 43°F and high of 59°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
In Nicosia, 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 Nicosia begins around May 18 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 10. 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 10 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 36% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% 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 Nicosia varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.0 months, from October 23 to March 24, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 25% on December 25.
The drier season lasts 7.0 months, from March 24 to October 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 15.
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 25% on December 25.
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. Nicosia experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 11 to April 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 20, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 6 to October 11. The least rain falls around July 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Nicosia varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:31 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 30 minutes later at 7:01 AM on October 26. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 31 minutes later at 8:05 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Nicosia during 2019, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Nicosia experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from June 19 to September 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 17% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 4, with muggy conditions 69% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
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 Nicosia experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 25 to April 7, with average wind speeds of more than 9.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.6 months, from April 7 to November 25. The calmest day of the year is October 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Nicosia varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from January 4 to November 5 and for 1.6 weeks, from December 19 to December 30, with a peak percentage of 83% on August 20. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 weeks, from November 5 to November 24, with a peak percentage of 35% on November 5. The wind is most often from the east for 3.6 weeks, from November 24 to December 19 and for 5.0 days, from December 30 to January 4, with a peak percentage of 32% on November 27.
Nicosia 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 3.1 months, from July 2 to October 6, 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 19 to April 29, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 21, with an average temperature of 62°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Nicosia 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 Nicosia for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to mid June and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the last week of May.
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 Nicosia for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
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.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Nicosia over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 60% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Nicosia should appear around January 29, only rarely appearing before January 20 or after February 15.
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 3.5 months, from May 7 to August 24, 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 3.3 months, from November 3 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Nicosia are 35.175 deg latitude, 33.364 deg longitude, and 469 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Nicosia contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 253 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 485 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,789 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,427 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Nicosia is covered by artificial surfaces (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (56%) and artificial surfaces (25%), and within 50 miles by water (60%) and cropland (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Nicosia, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Nicosia.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Nicosia 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 Nicosia is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Nicosia and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Nicosia International Airport (34%, 39 kilometers, west); Larnaca International Airport (29%, 41 kilometers, southeast); Ercan International Airport (24%, 49 kilometers, east); and Akrotiri Airfield (13%, 74 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .