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Climate in Central Anatolia Turkey

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 31 measuring weather stations in Central Anatolia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1300m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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A beach holiday can be enjoyed in the warmer season with water temperatures up to 26 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Central Anatolia
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in the region of Central Anatolia. In January the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Central Anatolia
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 10 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in August the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Central Anatolia
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.5 mm, the least rain falls in August. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Central Anatolia
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Central Anatolia are in August, when the water is 26 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Central Anatolia
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 75%, January is the most uncomfortable. In August, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Central Anatolia
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Central Anatolia
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Central Anatolia

Most important cities in the region »Central Anatolia«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of Turkey. Alone 5 major cities with over 700,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 700 km and over 480 km from north to south.

It consists of the 14 provinces Aksaray, Ankara, Cankiri, Eskisehir, Karaman, Kayseri, Kirikkale, Kirsehir, Konya, Nevsehir, Nigde, Sivas, Yozgat and Çorum.


CityPopulationGeo position
Ankara5,663,32239° 55' 12"N32° 51' 15"E
Konya1,268,91537° 52' 17"N32° 29' 5"E
Kayseri929,71238° 43' 56"N35° 29' 7"E
Çankaya792,18939° 55' 4"N32° 51' 46"E
Eskisehir746,53639° 46' 36"N30° 31' 14"E
Sivas348,68039° 44' 54"N37° 0' 58"E
Batikent300,00039° 58' 6"N32° 43' 51"E
Çorum263,89440° 32' 56"N34° 57' 12"E
Aksaray223,16638° 22' 21"N34° 1' 31"E
Kirikkale211,13839° 50' 43"N33° 30' 23"E
Karaman120,39937° 10' 52"N33° 12' 54"E
Kirsehir94,33639° 8' 45"N34° 9' 50"E
Polatli93,26239° 34' 38"N32° 8' 29"E
Eregli92,11737° 30' 48"N34° 2' 48"E
Nigde91,03937° 57' 57"N34° 40' 46"E
Yozgat87,88139° 49' 12"N34° 48' 16"E
Nevsehir75,52738° 37' 30"N34° 42' 44"E
Khanjarah71,37940° 35' 60"N33° 36' 55"E
Aksehir64,44638° 21' 27"N31° 24' 59"E
Sorgun62,86239° 48' 36"N35° 11' 9"E
Çubuk62,60240° 14' 19"N33° 1' 56"E
Seydisehir51,08937° 25' 9"N31° 50' 43"E
Keskin49,67939° 40' 23"N33° 36' 49"E
Karapinar49,50937° 42' 57"N33° 33' 2"E
Kulu47,03739° 5' 42"N33° 4' 48"E
Çumra45,65737° 34' 24"N32° 46' 28"E
Beysehir44,46037° 40' 38"N31° 43' 28"E
Sereflikochisar44,10138° 56' 21"N33° 32' 19"E
Beypazari38,76940° 10' 3"N31° 55' 16"E
Sungurlu37,52640° 10' 3"N34° 22' 26"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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