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 and weather in Cappadocia
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!
WINTER Weather in Cappadocia
The winter will see a few snowfalls with 15 centimetres 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 cosy 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 treat, but predicting which days will snow is nigh impossible.
SPRING Weather in Cappadocia
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.
SUMMER Weather in Cappadocia
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.
AUTUMN Weather in Cappadocia
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.
Cappadocia Weather in January
In January, one of the harshest months of the winter season, the weather in Cappadocia is quite cold. In this month when snowfall is effective, you will experience white, one of the most beautiful colors of Cappadocia. The view of the natural beauties covered with a white veil is insatiable. Although the weather is cold and snowy, you can visit natural beauties and museums, and enjoy ballooning in appropriate weather conditions. You can enjoy the white cloth of nature and try the local tastes with the wines of the region. January is one of the most appropriate months for those who want to experience a romantic holiday. Especially if your hotel room has a fireplace the experience becomes even better. You can take walks in the magic of white and join horse riding tours. You can enjoy the Turkish Night which is specially arranged for you, with local shows and dances at night. Enjoy a nice dinner at the comfort of your hotel’s restaurant or simply order to the room and enjoy a private dinner in front of your fireplace with your loved one.
What to wear in Cappadocia in January? Anything and everything to keep you warm! Puffy coats and inner layers are always a good option especially thermal ones. Thick socks and good water-resistant walking boots.
Cappadocia Weather in February
This month is cold and snowy like January. You can enjoy the natural museums and the valley during the daytime if there isn’t too much snow to prevent walking, and if you wish, you can try the culture in the underground city with excitement. After your cultural tours, you can greet the fairy chimneys with a nice wine and buy local gifts for your loved ones. You can relieve the tiredness of the day by drinking wine by the fireplace at night.
If your question is “does hot air balloons fly in the winter?”, the answer is yes. What prevents the balloons to take off is not snow but wind. So, in the winter you have the chance to view an amazing Panorama of Cappadocia covered in white.
What to wear in Cappadocia in February? February is as cold as January. You need to put some woolen sweaters in your suitcase. You will need thermal inner layers and puffy coats. You can bring your water-resistant boots and your scarf, hat and gloves not to feel cold.
Cappadocia Weather in March
In this beautiful month when the weather starts to warm up gradually, you can watch the sunrise from the balloon and say hello to the day in the balloon. You can freely experience the magic of Cappadocia by equipping your daily trips with wine and local flavors. You can make pottery and take the pottery you made to your loved one as a memory.
What to wear in Cappadocia in March? In March the weather is not as cold as it is in January or February but you still need to protect yourself from cold, so make sure to bring your thick clothes and boots. If you are lucky, the weather can be sunny during the day but it still bites you!!!
Cappadocia Weather in April
The color of White Cappadocia starts to change in this month. The dominance of green and other colors begin to dominate nature. More tourists start to show interest in the region when compared to the winter months. You can greet the color of the valley and the splendor of the fairy chimneys with the awakening of nature. You can take part in cultural tours or horse-riding tours accompanied by a guide. For those who love speed, you can visit the region with ATVs or quad bikes. You can try local flavors in the bazaar and buy many gifts for your loved ones. Valley walks are a great option as well.
What to wear in Cappadocia in April? The weather starts to get warmer but not warm. If you are lucky, the sun shines during the day and the sunshine makes you feel warm. But at nights it is still cold. You can bring your coat and raincoat with you. You can put on your sneakers during the day, but you need your boots at night. You may bring an umbrella with you. Spring days may have short lasting rains.
Cappadocia Weather in May
In the most beautiful month of spring, Cappadocia warms the heart with all its colors. You get the chance to breathe the scent of awakened nature all over the valley. You can watch the sunrise or sunset in the balloon with your wine or make long visits to natural beauties. You can catch the insatiable rhythm of Turkish music by spending time in the Ihlara valley and relieving your tiredness with local delicacies.
What to wear in Cappadocia in May? Springtime. There is saying in Turkish, the weather is like lemonade. It is neither cold nor too hot. You can take a jacket and a sweater with you. An umbrella shouldn’t be forgotten as well as a hat for sunny days. Nights are always chilly.
Cappadocia Weather in June
The crowded region is ready to welcome its guests from all over the world. You can do any activity (hot air balloon ride, visiting the canyons etc.) you can do in the winter with the warmth of the summer season. With the holidays in schools, children can experience this magical atmosphere and add insatiable moments to their memories. All the beauties say hello to you warmly this month.
What to wear in Cappadocia in January? It is warm, sometimes hot. Thin clothes will be needed. At nights, it is still cool so you can take a jacket or a sweater for nights.
Cappadocia Weather in July
You should not forget your hat while you are traveling in the hot summer months. You can feel the effect of the sun all day. This month, which is the high season, is very exciting for Cappadocia. The beauties of Cappadocia will not leave you alone on hot and long days. Enjoying balloons in summer is something else. Due to the long days, you can take longer tours of the region and enjoy the long days.
It is true that it can get quite hot during the day but because there is no humidity it is not an unpleasant or uncomfortable experience. A small shade of a tree or umbrella is more than enough.
Don’t forget that it will still be chilly in the evenings so make sure to have a jacket or a long sleeve to enjoy the open air and alfresco dining on the garden of your hotel
What to wear in Cappadocia in July? Sweating time. Very hot. Don’t forget to bring your hat and sun cream. Thin clothes. Sandals or sneaker.
Cappadocia Weather in August
“One of the hottest months is August and it is the month mostly preferred by families. The happiness and the pleasure of holidays with children is marvelous. Families, who enjoy introducing a new culture to their children, add the fairy chimneys and hospitality of Cappadocia to their memories.
Our tip for a long sleeve for the evenings apply for august as well
What to wear in Cappadocia in August? Sweating time. Very hot. Don’t forget to bring your hat and sun cream. Thin clothes. Sandals or sneaker.
Cappadocia Weather in September
Green Cappadocia slowly starts to turn orange. It is one of the most beautiful months to experience Cappadocia. It is warm during the daytime, but cold at night. You can easily visit natural and touristic places and enjoy the fairy chimneys in a nice cafe.
What to wear in Cappadocia in September? During the day it is hot but cold at nights. Thin clothes with a sweatshirt and jacket. Maybe a raincoat
Cappadocia Weather in October
The weather starts to cool down slowly. This coldness does not hinder you from getting to explore the region. We recommend you see Cappadocia, which is beautiful in every season, especially in October. In this month when we celebrate our Republic Day, you can experience the red and white color of the region. You can enjoy Turkish October.
What to wear in Cappadocia in October? Time for thick clothes and boots. Don’t forget your woolen shirts!!!
Cappadocia Weather in November
You can take a tour to visit Cappadocia valley, you have time to see churches and chapels in beautiful November. As it is said, Love is fantastic in November. Yes, Cappadocia is fantastic in November especially with a fireplace in your room!
What to wear in Cappadocia in November? Cool and cold. Chances are that it will rain. Thick clothes, boots and your warm socks!!!
Cappadocia Weather in December
In this month when you are getting ready to wait for the new year, you will experience the illuminated states of Cappadocia. Saying hello to the new year with fairy chimneys and entering the new year with the delicacies of the region will be a great memory. if you are lucky enough it might even snow by Christmas and new year.
What to wear in Cappadocia in December? Thick and woolen clothes. Coat and boots. Scarf,hat and gloves. Don’t forget a fancy dress for the new year celebration 🙂