What’s the weather like in Cyprus in October?
Cyprus’ location close to southwest Asia means that it’s one of the hottest destinations in the Mediterranean. Just off the south coast of Turkey and north of Egypt, you’ll get high temperatures and not much rain if you go there in October.
The Mediterranean Sea will stop you getting too hot in Cyprus due to its cooling waters and breezes. The weather’s similar in the north and south, although the east’s a bit warmer and drier because of westerly winds. This is due to the island’s two mountain ranges, with Mount Olympus the Troodos Mountains’ highest point at almost 2,000m.
If you’re staying in popular Paphos you’ll get an average high temperature of 27ºC in October, so you’ll want to bring your summery clothes even though it’s now autumn. Things stay quite comfortable in the evenings but you’ll probably want to bring a warmer top, with temperatures cooling to 16ºC at night on average. The sea’s inviting with a temperature of around 24ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from around 50% to 80%. Rainfall’s just 18mm across three rainy days.
During October you can expect 11 hours of daylight with eight hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be moderate, so you’ll still need to bring plenty of sun cream and be careful in the midday sun. Sunrise is around 7am in October, while sunset’s at 6.30pm at the start of the month, and gradually gets earlier until the end of daylight saving takes another hour off this.
Things to Do
The weather’s ideal in October for relaxing at the beach or lounging by the pool. Explore the beautiful coastline and see if you can find your own little private cove, with many parts of Cyprus still unspoilt. Avoid the midday sun if you’re planning to visit the island’s Greek, Roman and Turkish sites, although if you’re in Paphos then this may be a great time to cool down in the ocean; swim three times around Aphrodite’s Rock if you’re looking for eternal beauty, according to local legend. Meanwhile, waterparks such as WaterWorld and Fasouri Watermania are great for a day of family fun.