Northern Cyprus weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Northern Cyprus

The best time to visit in Northern Cyprus is from April until November, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Northern Cyprus is 33°C in July and the lowest is 15°C in January. The water temperature is between 18°C and 31°C.

Northern Cyprus has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Northern Cyprus or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Northern Cyprus by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 16 18 21 26 30 33 33 31 26 21 17
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 21 25 29 31 30 29 28 25 21
Precipitation (mm) 28 28 18 15 12 7 1 1 8 23 16 31
Climate data from city: Nicosia

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14 day weather forecast Northern Cyprus

The weather for in Northern Cyprus will be 36° till 30° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for Northern Cyprus is based on the weather conditions in the city of Nicosia.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
18°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 8
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
21°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
21°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 7
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 7
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 7
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
20°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
21°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
21°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
20°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
19°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3

Climate Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Northern Cyprus is 24° degrees and there is about 187 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 238 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Northern Cyprus

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 16 18 21 26 30 33 33 31 26 21 17
Night temp. (°C) 10 10 11 14 19 23 25 26 24 21 16 12
Water temp. (°C) 19 18 19 21 25 29 31 30 29 28 25 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 28 28 18 15 12 7 1 1 8 23 16 31
Days with rain 13 10 9 9 8 4 1 1 4 8 8 13
Dry days 18 18 22 21 23 26 30 30 26 23 22 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 7 9 11 12 12 12 12 11 9 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
UV-index 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 5 4
Climate data from city: Nicosia

Northern Cyprus weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Northern Cyprus? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Northern Cyprus?

Northern Cyprus lies in a straight line about 7,853 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Nicosia). By car the distance is 11,539 km. You are on your way 183 hours and 20 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Northern Cyprus?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Northern Cyprus is approximately 10 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Northern Cyprus?

These are the largest airports in Northern Cyprus:

  • Ercan International Airport – Nicosia
  • Paphos International Airport – Paphos

How many inhabitants are there in Northern Cyprus?

Northern Cyprus has approximately 294,906 inhabitants.

How big is Northern Cyprus?

The area of Northern Cyprus is around 3,355 km². It is 364x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Northern Cyprus?

The capital of Northern Cyprus is Nicosia.

What is the currency of Northern Cyprus?

In Northern Cyprus the Turkish lira (TRY) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 1 Turkish lira = 0.49 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 2.04 Turkish lira
  • 10 Turkish lira = 4.90 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 20.40 Turkish lira
  • 100 Turkish lira = 49.02 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 204.00 Turkish lira

What is the area code of Northern Cyprus?

The area code to call Northern Cyprus is +357.