What’s the weather like in Side in August?
The Side weather in August is the best of the year, with hot temperatures, sunny days and warm Mediterranean waters lapping the shores. Side is in an idyllic spot on Turkey’s fantastic southern coast and there’s hardly any rain here in August. Perfect.
The glorious resort of Side is on a pretty peninsula, about 800m long, near Belek in the Antalya region of Turkey. The biggest geographical influence are the Taurus Mountains, which are behind the town and run parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. These hills can block colder winds from reaching Side, which gives the ancient town slightly higher temperatures than resorts that do get the winds.
The weather in Side in August is some of the best in mainland Europe at this time. Visitors can expect an average daytime temperature of 28°C. On hotter days the average high is 34°C and this usually only drops to 22°C on cooler days in August. Get your sunglasses ready, because the sun shines for an average of 13 hours each day. The days are long as well as hot, with the sun rising at 6am and not fading until 8pm at the beginning of the month. You’ll hardly see a drop of rain during your holiday to Side, with just 2mm falling on average. The sea temperature will be around 29°C at Side in August so you’ll have lots of chances to dip in the Mediterranean or even try some exciting water sports. Take care when you’re exploring Side and its ancient buildings, because the UV levels will be high in this peak summer month. The humidity should be about 54%.