Do you appreciate uncertainties when you are planning your vacations?
Neither do we, which is why we want to help you with the Cappadocia weather forecast.
Cappadocia has four distinct seasons and is relatively mild in each of them. The winter lasts from November through March, April to mid-June ushers in the spring, and then summer runs through the end of August. September and October bring about the fall transition back to winter.
Generally speaking Cappadocia’s is a dry climate, do not expect much humidity. Look for some winds in the spring and some fog in the late fall. Rain in the summer is a rarity but not uncommon in the fall and spring with a few snowfalls each winter. The hot air balloons fly up to 330 days per year!
The winter will see a few snowfalls with 15 centimeters being a lot for one storm. Cappadocia weather during the winter months is quite unpredictable. One day could be cold and rainy, the next snowy, and the next nice and sunny. Oftentimes the extended forecast is wrong so if you are coming to stay in a cozy boutique cave hotel during these months, be sure to dress in layers and include a winter coat. Most days will be near freezing and the nights will see negative temperatures. Those who get to see Cappadocia blanketed with snow experience a special trat, but predicting which days will snow is nigh impossible.
Late April and May are the nicest months to visit Cappadocia. In early April expect windy days and a number of hot air balloon cancellations but by the end of the month and all of May the rains usually have stopped and most every day is paradisical. Expect temperatures on most days to be between 20-25 celsius with sunny skies (the first half of April is more uncertain). On a few days do not be surprsied to run for cover from a scattered thunderstorm.
Cappadocia’s summers are dry and hot but not oppressive. As you look around the towns and villages, you will notice that very few of the local residents have air conditioners. This is because the temperatures reach 40 degrees celsius for 3-4 weeks at most, usually from late July to late August. These are the most certain days with an almost monotonous perfection- sunny, dry, and hot. Ahhh, Cappadocia weather in the summer.
Cappadocia’s fall mirrors the spring. September and October along with late April to early June are the nicest times to be in Cappadocia if nice weather is your cup of tea. Warm sunny days followed by cool evenings with beautiful sunsets every night.
And thus we have completed the circle through a year of Cappadocia weather.
Whether you prefer sitting by your cozy cave room fireplace while it is snowing outside or hiking the valleys in shorts and sunglasses, now you know when to book your trip.