Istanbul Climate & Temperature
- Istanbul, Turkey is at 40°58'N, 29°4'E, 40 m (131 ft). See map.
- Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
- According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Istanbul is situated in or near the warm temperate dry forest biome.
- The annual average temperature is 14.1 degrees Celsius (57.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
- Average monthly temperatures vary by 18 °C (32.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental.
- In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 9.3°C (48.8°F) on average falling to 3.3°C (38°F) overnight.
- In spring time temperatures climb reaching 16°C (60.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 7.3°C (45.2°F).
- During summer average high temperatures are 27°C (80.6°F) and average low temperatures are 17.7°C (63.8°F).
- Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 19.7°C (67.4°F) during the day and lows of 12.7°C (54.8°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
- Total annual Precipitation averages 439 mm (17.3 inches) which is equivalent to 439 Litres/m² (10.77 Gallons/ft²).
- On average there are 2421 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
- Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Istanbul you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tubuai, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.
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