What’s the weather like in Paphos in October?
Paphos is in the southwest of Cyprus, just off Turkey’s south coast and North Africa. This means it gets lovely weather all year round that’s some of the hottest in Europe. If you’re going in October then you’ll still feel like it’s the long, hot summer, and you’ll get high temperatures, lots of sun and not much rain.
Paphos has quite typical Mediterranean weather, although it’s even hotter than other destinations in the region because it’s close to Western Asia. The sea and its breezes will usually keep you cool, although warm winds can blow in from the Sahara Desert, which makes things really hot. Cyprus has lovely clear skies, and you’ll get the very best of the island’s weather when you’re in Paphos.
The average high’s 27ºC in October, which cools to a pleasant 16ºC at night. The sea temperature’s 24ºC, while humidity’s low. Average rainfall’s 18mm over three rainy days. You can look forward to 11 hours of daylight each day with eight hours of sunshine at a moderate UV level. The sun goes down at around 6.30pm at the start of October, which changes to 5pm at the end of the month because of daylight saving.
Things to Do
The weather’s ideal for relaxing on the beach in October, and the thinner crowds are even better for enjoying the town’s 150m sandy stretch. If you want to do a bit of exploring then Paphos has a lot to offer. The harbour’s castle. The Tomb of the Kings. The House of Dionysius. The Temple of Aphrodite. Don’t forget, legend claims you can seek eternal beauty or true love from the goddess by swimming round Aphrodite’s Rock three times.