What’s the weather like in Cyprus in November?
Cyprus sits in the eastern Mediterranean, close to Turkey’s south coast and north of Egypt. It has warm weather in November because it’s so close to southwest Asia. You can look forward to lots of winter sun if you go there at this time, though there’s a bit more rain than over summer.
The Mediterranean Sea will keep you cool with breezes and westerly winds. These winds mean the east’s warmer and drier than the west, while there’s not much difference between the north and south. This is because Cyprus’ mountains shelter the east, with Mount Olympus almost 2,000m high. Things are cooler in the mountains, which also protect the Mesaoria plain from rain.
There’s slightly different weather around the island. Paphos is one of Cyprus’ most popular spots, and has an average high temperature of 22ºC in November. You can chill out in the sun during the day, but pack a warm jumper as things can get quite cool in the evenings. The sea temperature’s around 22ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from 50% to a touch over 80%. Average rainfall’s 66mm over six rainy days.
You can expect ten hours of daylight and seven hours of sunshine in November. UV levels will be moderate so make sure you use sun cream, and be careful in the midday heat. Sunset’s around 5pm in November, but sunrise is nice and early.
Things to Do
November still feels like summer with warm temperatures and not much rain. This means it’s a great time to chill out on the beach or by the pool, but it’s also ideal for sightseeing. There’s lots of Greek, Roman and Turkish sites to check out and you can learn about Cyprus’ past, with plenty to see in the old capital Paphos. Legend has it that if you swim three times around Aphrodite’s Rock, you’ll be granted eternal beauty.