What’s the weather like in Turkey in January?
With land in both Asia and Europe, Turkey is a unique country with a diverse climate, depending on where you’re visiting. During January, Turkey is generally cool, making it a good time to visit if you prefer to avoid the blistering heat of the summer months. There’s a reasonable amount of rain at the start of the year, so make sure you pack for wet weather so you can make the most of your holiday. Snow days are also possible, while mornings are often foggy.
Turkey’s average daily temperatures in January hover between 7ºC and 10ºC, depending on where you go. Antalya is usually a few degrees warmer than Istanbul during the winter, with highs of 15ºC compared with 8ºC in the capital. The country experiences ten to 15 rainy days in January, with around 180mm of rain, so be prepared and bring a waterproof. The Mediterranean has an average temperature of 16ºC in January, so you’ll need to be brave if you’re planning on taking a dip. There are five hours of sunshine each day, with sunset at 4.45pm at the start of the month.