What’s the weather like in Cyprus in September?
Located in the east of the Mediterranean just off the southern Turkish coast and north of Egypt, Cyprus has hot and dry weather in September. The island’s one of the hottest places you can go to in the Mediterranean as it’s so close to southwest Asia.
Although temperatures are high, you’ll be kept cool at Cyprus’ coastal areas by breezes and the Mediterranean Sea. There’s not much difference in weather between the north and south, although it’s warmer and drier in the east because of westerly winds. The island has two mountain ranges, with Mount Olympus the highest point at almost 2,000m. The mountains are cooler than the coast, attract rain and protect the east coast from winds.
You’ll get an average high temperature of 29ºC in Paphos during September, which is one of Cyprus’s most popular holiday spots. You won’t need to bring too many warm clothes for the evenings, as temperatures only fall to 19ºC at night. The sea’s nice and warm with an average temperature of 26ºC, while humidity’s moderate and ranges from 50% to around 80%. There’s hardly any rain at this time, with around 4mm falling over a single rainy day.
You can look forward to lots of sun in September, which has on average 12 hours of daylight and ten hours of sunshine, while UV levels will be very high. If you’re an early starter the sun rises around 6.30am every day through the month, and sets at 7.15pm at the start of September.
Things to Do
September has loads of sunny weather, which is ideal for you to relax on the beach or by the pool and soak up some rays, just remember to pack the sun cream to protect your skin. The coastline’s stunning, and you can find your own little private cove as many places are still unspoilt. Cyprus has a rich history, although you might find it’s too hot to visit the Greek, Roman and Turkish sites, particularly during the hottest part of the day. For eternal beauty legend says to swim three times around Aphrodite’s Rock in Paphos, or if you’re going on a family holiday take the kids to waterparks such as WaterWorld or Fasouri Watermania.