What’s the weather like in Fethiye in December?
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, this Turkish resort enjoys mild weather and a good share of sunshine in this winter month. The Fethiye weather in December attracts visitors who want to explore the town and beaches away from the busy summer crowds. Rainfall is at its highest this month and you’ll need to pack a jacket and possibly an umbrella.
The town is ideally set on Turkey’s south west coast, lapped by the Aegean Sea in the Bay of Fethiye. The surrounding waters are still warm in December, at an average of 18°C, and this helps to keep the air and temperatures mild around Fethiye and the Dalaman region.
This part of Turkey’s glorious coast, which is also known as the Turquoise Coast, is famous for bright sunshine all year round. The weather in Fethiye in December still lets you enjoy an average of nine hours each day, with the sun not setting until 5.50pm. The average high temperature is a pleasant 16°C, which may drop to around 9°C on the occasional cold days in December. At 18°C the sea may be too cold for a splash unless you add an extra layer of swimwear. You should keep an eye on the skies and any clouds during your stay because this month gets an average of 141mm of rain across 14 rainy days. Sometimes the showers pass quickly though and the sun helps dry the land. The wind speed is low here in December, at just 6mph, and the heat and UV levels are minimal too.