Weather and climate for Altinkum, Didim
Although it is actually on the coast of the Aegean Sea, Altinkum is described as having a "Mediterranean" climate.
This is no surprise as the Aegean and Mediterranean are the same waters, the Aegean specifically refers to the area of water between
the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.
So what is a Mediterranean climate? Basically it is warm to hot in the summer and cool and wet in the winter. Most people are
interested in the summers, so we will talk about them first.
The summer season officially starts on May 1 and ends on September 30. This is what you can expect during that period.
May: Temp: 20-25c Mainly sunny and dry, occasional heavy showers usually accompanied by thunder and lightning but not usually long lasting. There can be a cooling breeze.
June: Temp: 25-30c Sunny and dry, with the outside chance of a heavy shower, though these mainly will occur at night.
July: Temp 30-35c Clear blue skies, no rain.
Aug: Temp: 35-40c Clear blue skies, no rain
Sept: Temp: 25-30c Mainly sunny and dry, occasional heavy showers usually accompanied by thunder and lightning but not usually long lasting. There can be a cooling breeze.
I should explain that these expectations are based on personal experience and observation, having lived here for four full years. They
are not copied from any weather site.
For those who are perhaps looking for more than just a summer holiday home (perhaps thinking of retiring to Turkey) then what
happens outside of the summer season will also be of interest.
Oct: Temp: 15-20c Still mainly dry but with an increased risk of showers. When the sun is shining there is still real warmth in it.
Nov: Temp: 12-18c As October
Dec: Temp: 12-18c As October/November
Jan: Temp: 5-15c This is the start of the rainy season. Heavy rain and loud thunderstorms can spring up day or night, sometimes
accompanied by strong winds.though usually they don't last very long.
Feb: Temp: 5-15c As January. It is worth mentioning that when the sun is shining the temperatures can climb quickly.
Mar: Temp: 10-15c Diminishing rain, though heavy when it does happen. Breezy.
Apr: Temp 15-20c As March
The above temperatures are for the daytime. During the summer, when the sun goes down the temperature doesn't. The heat is held in
the sea, the land, and in fabric of the buildings. During one summer I monitored the temperature at night inside and outside of our apartment, and both were consistently in the range 28-30c for July and August.
During the winter, when the sun dips so does the thermometer, almost immediately. So it can go from 18c to 10c in a very short time,
which makes it feel colder than it actually is. Only very occasionally does it drop as low as 0c at night, (about 5 times in total since
I've been here). So there are no frosts, and no snow.
The sea is shallow and during the summer is like a huge pond, so it is very warm.
I hope this personal overview has been helpful to you, and now you can view the actual weather today in Altinkum Didim and the forecast: