Summer weather in Turkey and Greece is typically warm and sunny - perfect for lazing about on a gulet as you cruise around the Mediterranean. During most of the cruise season, storms are infrequent and, if they occur, pass quickly. Bad weather is more likely to occur at the beginning (April / May) and end (September / October) of the season. The 2015 and 2016 cruise seasons were exceptionally beautiful with no rain from early June through the mid-September. The days were hot and sunny, and the evenings were clear and warm.
Yachting holidays are not generally recommended during the winter months (November through March) because of unpredictable weather. High winds, torrential rain and the occasional near-freezing night-time temperatures are not uncommon during Mediterranean winters.
See table below for average monthly high and low temperatures throughout the year.
Average Temperatures in Fethiye, Turkey
|Month||Daily Low||Daily High||Sea Water|
|Jan.||8°C / 46°F||13°C / 55°F||17°C / 63°F|
|Feb.||8°C / 46°F||13°C / 56°F||16°C / 61°F|
|Mar.||9°C / 49°F||16°C / 61°F||16°C / 61°F|
|Apr.||12°C / 54°F||20°C / 68°F||17°C / 63°F|
|May||16°C / 60°F||24°C / 76°F||20°C / 68°F|
|Jun.||20°C / 68°F||29°C / 85°F||23°C / 74°F|
|Jul.||24°C / 75°F||33°C / 91°F||26°C / 78°F|
|Aug.||24°C / 74°F||33°C / 91°F||27°C / 80°F|
|Sep.||20°C / 69°F||30°C / 86°F||25°C / 77°F|
|Oct.||16°C / 60°F||24°C / 76°F||23°C / 73°F|
|Nov.||12°C / 53°F||18°C / 65°F||21°C / 69°F|
|Dec.||9°C / 49°F||14°C / 57°F||18°C / 65°F|
Links to Weather Reports for Popular Resort Destinations along the Turquoise Coast of Turkey
Finding reports for weather in Turkey can be a bit tricky because cities around the country share the same names. To help reduce confusion, here are links to popular Turkish holiday destinations along the Mediterranean coast.