North Cyprus Climate

Turkish Cyprus belongs to the region dominated by the typical Mediterranean climate. Summers, lasting from mid May till mid October, are dry and hot. During the summer, the subtropical high pressure zone controls the weather, preventing rainfall by restraining rainstorms from forming. Short and mild winters last from December to February bringing rains, which are about 60% of the average annual total precipitation. The mean annual temperature for the island as a whole is about 20C. The average Mediterranean Sea water temperature in Cyprus is 21C. Mean annual precipitation is 500 mm. Variations in temperature and rainfall depend on altitude and distance from the Mediterranean Sea.

Temperature

Summer temperatures are high in the lowlands, even near the Mediterranean sea, and reach the highest readings in the Mesaoria. The mean daily temperature in July and August is about 29C on the central plain, able to culminate at the average maximum of 38C in these months. A mean January temperature is 10C on the central plain and 5C on the higher parts of the Kyrenia Mountains.

Rainfall

The higher mountain areas are moister than the rest of the island. The Kyrenia range produces 550 millimetres of rainfall along its ridge at an elevation of 1,000 metres. Plains along the northern coast and in the Karpass Peninsula area average at 400-450 millimetres of annual rainfall. The least rainfall occurs in the Mesaoria, with 300-400 millimetres a year.

Humidity

Relative humidity of the air is between 60% and 80% in winter and between 40% and 60% in summer with even lower values during midday. Fog is infrequent and visibility is usually good.

Winds

Winds are generally light to moderate and variable in direction. Strong winds may occur sometimes, but gales are rare and are mainly confined to exposed coastal areas as well as areas at high elevation.

Sunshine

The island enjoys over 300 days of sunshine: almost 6 hours per day in winter and up to 12 hours per day in summer. Sunshine is abundant particularly from April to September. On the Mesaoria in the eastern lowland, for example, there is bright sunshine 75% of the time.

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