What’s the weather like in Turkey in September?
With land in both Asia and Europe, Turkey’s in two continents and has different weather around the country. If you’re going there in September though, you can be fairly sure of getting hot weather, especially at popular resorts on the Mediterranean south coast.
Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean destinations have quite typical Mediterranean weather, and you’ll get lots of high temperatures and sun in September with not much rain. Mountains close to the Mediterranean coast act as a barrier and mean the Central Anatolia Region has a continental climate. Spots on the Black Sea coast have oceanic weather, which means you’ll get more rain if you’re going here.
Popular Antalya has an average high of 31ºC in September, with things staying quite pleasant at night. The sea temperature’s a warm 27ºC, while humidity’s moderate. There’s just 10mm of rain over two days, and you can look forward to 11 long hours of sunshine from the 12 hours of daylight. UV levels will be high so protect your skin in the sun, and use plenty of sun cream.The sun goes down just before 7.30pm at the start of the month.
Things to Do
The weather’s perfect in September for relaxing on Turkey’s beaches, and you’ll be in good company. Head to popular Konyaalti Beach in Antalya, Bodrum’s Gümbet Beach or Ölü Deniz with its stunning Blue Lagoon. You might think it’s too hot to go sightseeing, but there’s some great ancient sites you can visit across the country, including Ephesus near Selçuk and Aspendos, which is close to Antalya.