Temperature and Rain in Istanbul – Ideal Time to Visit

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Turkey is famous for being sizzling hot in the summer months and some parts of the country can experience low temperatures during winter, so when is the best time to book that trip to Istanbul? Read on and find out.

Turkey is renowned for getting sizzling hot in the summer months and some areas of the country can encounter low temperatures while in winter, so when is the ideal time to book that trip to Istanbul? Read on and discover.October to March is somewhat cold. In the east of Turkey snow can fall from January to March but generally never lasts long. If it does, the children get “snow free” from classes. There are periods when you sit outdoors in a T Shirt in December and the next day the wind completely blows you over. Pack a warm coat, cap and umbrella, if it rains in Istanbul it is serious. Temperature: 0ºC to 14ºC.Spring usually begins in May and draws the first waves of tourists. You will have all the benefits of the summer long days, warm nights, sitting outdoors, without the possibility of an unexpected rain shower. Expect a pleasent temperatures around 12ºC to 25ºC.July or August is very hot in Istanbul. Most people prefer classic holiday destinations like Antalya, Side, Kemer. Temperature: 25ºC to 30ºC.Fall (September / October) is a wonderful time in Istanbul. Being nor too hot nor too cold. Watch the fisherman on the Galata Bridge, make a boat trip or join all the happy people on the streets, terraces and Cafés. Temperature: 15ºC to 25ºC.Rain fall in Istanbul can be brief and heavy, dependent on the season. If you get heavy rain, take your time to watch the water floating down the streets, drowning the sidewalks, coastal streets and basements.When to book your holiday in Istanbul?

If you want to see the city at its finest, book your flights from May to June or September to October. Summer is extremely hot. The best choice based on price and weather is in early May or late October.
Author Resource: Dirt Cheap Istanbul is a budget travel guide:http://www.dirtcheapistanbul.com/