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    Climate of Cyprus

    • Paphos
      Climate chart ()
      J F M A M J J A S O N D
       
       
      80
       
       
      17
      8
       
       
      64
       
       
      17
      8
       
       
      34
       
       
      19
      9
       
       
      19
       
       
      21
      11
       
       
      5.3
       
       
      24
      15
       
       
      1.6
       
       
      28
      18
       
       
      0.3
       
       
      30
      20
       
       
      0
       
       
      30
      21
       
       
      3.8
       
       
      29
      19
       
       
      18
       
       
      27
      16
       
       
      66
       
       
      23
      13
       
       
      94
       
       
      19
      10
      Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
      Precipitation totals in mm
      Source: World Meteorological Organization
      J F M A M J J A S O N D
       
       
      80
       
       
      17
      8
       
       
      64
       
       
      17
      8
       
       
      34
       
       
      19
      9
       
       
      19
       
       
      21
      11
       
       
      5.3
       
       
      24
      15
       
       
      1.6
       
       
      28
      18
       
       
      0.3
       
       
      30
      20
       
       
      0
       
       
      30
      21
       
       
      3.8
       
       
      29
      19
       
       
      18
       
       
      27
      16
       
       
      66
       
       
      23
      13
       
       
      94
       
       
      19
      10
      Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
      Precipitation totals in mm
      Source: World Meteorological Organization
      Larnaca
      Climate chart ()
      J F M A M J J A S O N D
       
       
      78
       
       
      17
      8
       
       
      41
       
       
      17
      7
       
       
      34
       
       
      19
      9
       
       
      18
       
       
      23
      12
       
       
      8.8
       
       
      27
      16
       
       
      2.7
       
       
      30
      20
       
       
      0.6
       
       
      32
      22
       
       
      0.4
       
       
      33
      23
       
       
      7.1
       
       
      31
      20
       
       
      14
       
       
      28
      17
       
       
      53
       
       
      23
      13
       
       
      95
       
       
      18
      9
      Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
      Precipitation totals in mm
      Source: World Meteorological Organization
      J F M A M J J A S O N D
       
       
      78
       
       
      17
      8
       
       
      41
       
       
      17
      7
       
       
      34
       
       
      19
      9
       
       
      18
       
       
      23
      12
       
       
      8.8
       
       
      27
      16
       
       
      2.7
       
       
      30
      20
       
       
      0.6
       
       
      32
      22
       
       
      0.4
       
       
      33
      23
       
       
      7.1
       
       
      31
      20
       
       
      14
       
       
      28
      17
       
       
      53
       
       
      23
      13
       
       
      95
       
       
      18
      9
      Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
      Precipitation totals in mm
      Source: World Meteorological Organization
      Limassol
      Climate chart ()
      J F M A M J J A S O N D
       
       
      87
       
       
      18
      9
       
       
      67
       
       
      18
      9
       
       
      36
       
       
      20
      10
       
       
      18
       
       
      23
      13
       
       
      5.1
       
       
      27
      17
       
       
      1.4
       
       
      31
      20
       
       
      0
       
       
      33
      22
       
       
      0
       
       
      33
      23
       
       
      2.9
       
       
      31
      21
       
       
      13
       
       
      29
      18
       
       
      78
       
       
      24
      14
       
       
      100
       
       
      19
      10
      Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
      Precipitation totals in mm
      Source: World Meteorological Organization
      J F M A M J J A S O N D
       
       
      87
       
       
      18
      9
       
       
      67
       
       
      18
      9
       
       
      36
       
       
      20
      10
       
       
      18
       
       
      23
      13
       
       
      5.1
       
       
      27
      17
       
       
      1.4
       
       
      31
      20
       
       
      0
       
       
      33
      22
       
       
      0
       
       
      33
      23
       
       
      2.9
       
       
      31
      21
       
       
      13
       
       
      29
      18
       
       
      78
       
       
      24
      14
       
       
      100
       
       
      19
      10
      Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
      Precipitation totals in mm
      Source: World Meteorological Organization
      Nicosia
      Climate chart ()
      J F M A M J J A S O N D
       
       
      48
       
       
      15
      5
       
       
      47
       
       
      16
      5
       
       
      37
       
       
      19
      6
       
       
      22
       
       
      24
      10
       
       
      22
       
       
      30
      15
       
       
      7
       
       
      34
      19
       
       
      1
       
       
      37
      22
       
       
      7
       
       
      37
      22
       
       
      6
       
       
      34
      19
       
       
      22
       
       
      28
      15
       
       
      31
       
       
      22
      10
       
       
      58
       
       
      17
      7
      Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
      Precipitation totals in mm
      Source: World Meteorological Organization

      Cyprus has a subtropical climate - Mediterranean and semi-arid type (in the north-eastern part of island) - according to Köppen climate classification signes Csa and BSh, with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos mountains in the central part of the island. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.

      Cyprus has one of the warmest climates and warmest winters in the Mediterranean part of the European Union. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night. Generally – warm temperature season lasts about eight months. It begins in April, with average temperatures of 21–23 °C (70–73 °F) during the day and 11–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night, and ends in November, with average temperatures of 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) during the day and 12–14 °C (54–57 °F) at night. In the remaining four months of the year, the temperatures tend to remain mild, while sometimes exceed 20 °C (68 °F) during the day. In Limassol, in the period January–February, the average maximum temperature is 17–18 °C (63–64 °F) during the day and 8–9 °C (46–48 °F) at night. In other coastal locations in Cyprus, the temperature is generally 16–17 °C (61–63 °F) during the day and 6–9 °C (43–48 °F) at night. In March and December in Limassol the average is 19–20 °C (66–68 °F) during the day and 10–11 °C (50–52 °F) at night; other coastal locations in Cyprus are generally 17–19 °C (63–66 °F) during the day and 8–11 °C (46–52 °F) at night.

      The middle of summer (July and August) is usually hot, with an average maximum coastal temperature of around 33 °C (91 °F) during the day and around 23 °C (73 °F) at night. In the centre of the island – the highlands – the average temperature exceeds 35 °C (95 °F)). In June and September on the coast the average maximum temperature is usually around 28–30 °C (82–86 °F) during the day and around 18–20 °C (64–68 °F) at night. While large temperature fluctuations are rare on the coast, the centre of Cyprus has more variations – typically colder winters and hotter summers.


      Sea temperature
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
      Paphos [1] 18 17 17 18 20 24 26 27 26 24 22 19
      Larnaca [2] 18 17 17 18 20 24 26 27 27 25 22 19
      Limassol [3] 18 17 17 18 20 24 26 27 27 25 22 19
      Argaka [4]
      Ayia Napa [5]
      Coral Bay [6]
      Famagusta [7]
      Kyrenia [8]
      Latchi [9]
      Nissi Bay [10]
      Peyia [11]
      Polis [12]
      Protaras [13]
      Climate data for Paphos airport - near sea (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 17.0
      (62.6)
      16.9
      (62.4)
      18.5
      (65.3)
      21.3
      (70.3)
      24.4
      (75.9)
      27.7
      (81.9)
      29.9
      (85.8)
      30.4
      (86.7)
      28.8
      (83.8)
      26.6
      (79.9)
      22.4
      (72.3)
      18.6
      (65.5)
      23.6
      (74.5)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 12.5
      (54.5)
      12.3
      (54.1)
      13.6
      (56.5)
      16.3
      (61.3)
      19.5
      (67.1)
      22.8
      (73)
      25.2
      (77.4)
      25.7
      (78.3)
      23.8
      (74.8)
      21.5
      (70.7)
      17.5
      (63.5)
      14.2
      (57.6)
      18.7
      (65.7)
      Average low °C (°F) 8.0
      (46.4)
      7.6
      (45.7)
      8.7
      (47.7)
      11.3
      (52.3)
      14.5
      (58.1)
      17.8
      (64)
      20.4
      (68.7)
      21.0
      (69.8)
      18.8
      (65.8)
      16.4
      (61.5)
      12.6
      (54.7)
      9.7
      (49.5)
      13.9
      (57)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 80.2
      (3.157)
      64.2
      (2.528)
      34.3
      (1.35)
      18.7
      (0.736)
      5.30
      (0.2087)
      1.60
      (0.063)
      0.30
      (0.0118)
      0.00
      (0)
      3.80
      (0.1496)
      18.0
      (0.709)
      66.4
      (2.614)
      93.9
      (3.697)
      386.7
      (15.224)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 9.9 8.0 5.5 4.1 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.6 2.5 5.8 8.7 46.6
      Mean monthly sunshine hours 195.3 211.7 244.9 270.0 344.1 381.0 390.6 365.8 315.0 285.2 225.0 186.0 3,414.6
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)
      Climate data for Larnaca airport - near sea (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 16.8
      (62.2)
      16.8
      (62.2)
      19.1
      (66.4)
      22.5
      (72.5)
      26.5
      (79.7)
      30.3
      (86.5)
      32.4
      (90.3)
      32.7
      (90.9)
      30.9
      (87.6)
      28.1
      (82.6)
      22.6
      (72.7)
      18.3
      (64.9)
      24.7
      (76.5)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 12.1
      (53.8)
      11.8
      (53.2)
      13.9
      (57)
      17.1
      (62.8)
      21.2
      (70.2)
      25.0
      (77)
      27.3
      (81.1)
      27.6
      (81.7)
      25.4
      (77.7)
      22.6
      (72.7)
      17.5
      (63.5)
      13.7
      (56.7)
      19.6
      (67.3)
      Average low °C (°F) 7.5
      (45.5)
      6.9
      (44.4)
      8.7
      (47.7)
      11.7
      (53.1)
      16.0
      (60.8)
      19.8
      (67.6)
      22.2
      (72)
      22.6
      (72.7)
      19.9
      (67.8)
      17.1
      (62.8)
      12.5
      (54.5)
      9.2
      (48.6)
      14.5
      (58.1)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 77.6
      (3.055)
      40.9
      (1.61)
      34.4
      (1.354)
      17.7
      (0.697)
      8.80
      (0.3465)
      2.70
      (0.1063)
      0.60
      (0.0236)
      0.40
      (0.0157)
      7.10
      (0.2795)
      13.8
      (0.543)
      53.1
      (2.091)
      94.5
      (3.72)
      351.5
      (13.839)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 7.9 5.7 4.5 3.1 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 2.1 4.7 8.0 37.6
      Mean monthly sunshine hours 195.3 208.8 238.7 267.0 331.7 378.0 387.5 365.8 312.0 275.9 216.0 179.8 3,356.5
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)
      Climate data for Polis (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 16.4
      (61.5)
      16.3
      (61.3)
      18.5
      (65.3)
      21.5
      (70.7)
      26.1
      (79)
      30.5
      (86.9)
      33.5
      (92.3)
      33.3
      (91.9)
      29.9
      (85.8)
      26.5
      (79.7)
      21.9
      (71.4)
      17.8
      (64)
      24.3
      (75.7)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 12.1
      (53.8)
      11.8
      (53.2)
      13.5
      (56.3)
      16.3
      (61.3)
      20.4
      (68.7)
      24.7
      (76.5)
      27.6
      (81.7)
      27.6
      (81.7)
      24.6
      (76.3)
      21.4
      (70.5)
      17.2
      (63)
      13.6
      (56.5)
      19.2
      (66.6)
      Average low °C (°F) 7.9
      (46.2)
      7.3
      (45.1)
      8.6
      (47.5)
      11.1
      (52)
      14.7
      (58.5)
      18.8
      (65.8)
      21.6
      (70.9)
      21.8
      (71.2)
      19.3
      (66.7)
      16.3
      (61.3)
      12.4
      (54.3)
      9.4
      (48.9)
      14.1
      (57.4)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 79.9
      (3.146)
      67.1
      (2.642)
      37.6
      (1.48)
      24.7
      (0.972)
      7.20
      (0.2835)
      1.50
      (0.0591)
      0.20
      (0.0079)
      0.00
      (0)
      4.40
      (0.1732)
      21.8
      (0.858)
      55.3
      (2.177)
      94.4
      (3.717)
      394.2
      (15.52)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 10.1 8.3 6.5 4.2 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.6 2.9 5.7 9.1 49.4
      Mean monthly sunshine hours 192.2 211.7 254.2 291.0 359.6 387.0 399.9 378.2 318.0 279.0 219.0 182.9 3,472.7
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)
      Climate data for Paralimni - ~4km from sea, elevation: 70 m (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 16.0
      (60.8)
      16.1
      (61)
      18.7
      (65.7)
      22.2
      (72)
      26.8
      (80.2)
      30.8
      (87.4)
      33.1
      (91.6)
      33.3
      (91.9)
      31.2
      (88.2)
      27.7
      (81.9)
      21.7
      (71.1)
      17.3
      (63.1)
      24.6
      (76.3)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 12.3
      (54.1)
      12.0
      (53.6)
      14.2
      (57.6)
      17.4
      (63.3)
      21.8
      (71.2)
      25.7
      (78.3)
      28.2
      (82.8)
      28.5
      (83.3)
      26.1
      (79)
      22.8
      (73)
      17.6
      (63.7)
      13.7
      (56.7)
      20.0
      (68)
      Average low °C (°F) 8.6
      (47.5)
      7.9
      (46.2)
      9.7
      (49.5)
      12.5
      (54.5)
      16.8
      (62.2)
      20.6
      (69.1)
      23.4
      (74.1)
      23.7
      (74.7)
      20.9
      (69.6)
      18.0
      (64.4)
      13.4
      (56.1)
      10.1
      (50.2)
      15.5
      (59.9)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 70.0
      (2.756)
      62.0
      (2.441)
      35.0
      (1.378)
      15.0
      (0.591)
      7.50
      (0.2953)
      2.50
      (0.0984)
      0.50
      (0.0197)
      0.30
      (0.0118)
      1.20
      (0.0472)
      25.0
      (0.984)
      45.0
      (1.772)
      87.0
      (3.425)
      351.0
      (13.819)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 8.2 5.6 4.7 3.5 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.6 2.5 4.9 7.3 38.9
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)
      Climate data for Limassol - ~1 km from sea (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 17.6
      (63.7)
      17.8
      (64)
      20.0
      (68)
      22.9
      (73.2)
      26.9
      (80.4)
      30.8
      (87.4)
      33.2
      (91.8)
      33.3
      (91.9)
      31.3
      (88.3)
      28.6
      (83.5)
      23.5
      (74.3)
      18.9
      (66)
      25.4
      (77.7)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 13.2
      (55.8)
      13.1
      (55.6)
      15.2
      (59.4)
      18.0
      (64.4)
      21.8
      (71.2)
      25.5
      (77.9)
      27.8
      (82)
      28.0
      (82.4)
      26.0
      (78.8)
      23.2
      (73.8)
      18.5
      (65.3)
      14.5
      (58.1)
      20.4
      (68.7)
      Average low °C (°F) 8.8
      (47.8)
      8.5
      (47.3)
      10.4
      (50.7)
      13.1
      (55.6)
      16.7
      (62.1)
      20.1
      (68.2)
      22.4
      (72.3)
      22.7
      (72.9)
      20.6
      (69.1)
      17.7
      (63.9)
      13.5
      (56.3)
      10.1
      (50.2)
      15.4
      (59.7)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 86.7
      (3.413)
      66.9
      (2.634)
      35.8
      (1.409)
      18.4
      (0.724)
      05.1
      (0.201)
      01.4
      (0.055)
      0.0
      (0)
      0.0
      (0)
      02.9
      (0.114)
      13.1
      (0.516)
      77.5
      (3.051)
      99.7
      (3.925)
      407.5
      (16.043)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 9.3 7.1 5.6 3.3 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.9 5.5 8.8 43.1
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)
      Climate data for Nicosia, elevation: 162 m (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 15.5
      (59.9)
      15.9
      (60.6)
      19.2
      (66.6)
      24.0
      (75.2)
      29.7
      (85.5)
      34.3
      (93.7)
      37.2
      (99)
      36.9
      (98.4)
      33.5
      (92.3)
      29.0
      (84.2)
      22.1
      (71.8)
      17.0
      (62.6)
      26.2
      (79.2)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 10.6
      (51.1)
      10.6
      (51.1)
      13.1
      (55.6)
      17.1
      (62.8)
      22.3
      (72.1)
      26.9
      (80.4)
      29.7
      (85.5)
      29.4
      (84.9)
      26.2
      (79.2)
      22.3
      (72.1)
      16.3
      (61.3)
      12.0
      (53.6)
      19.7
      (67.5)
      Average low °C (°F) 5.7
      (42.3)
      5.2
      (41.4)
      7.0
      (44.6)
      10.2
      (50.4)
      14.8
      (58.6)
      19.4
      (66.9)
      22.2
      (72)
      21.9
      (71.4)
      18.8
      (65.8)
      15.6
      (60.1)
      10.4
      (50.7)
      7.1
      (44.8)
      13.2
      (55.8)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.7
      (2.154)
      41.6
      (1.638)
      28.3
      (1.114)
      19.9
      (0.783)
      23.5
      (0.925)
      17.6
      (0.693)
      5.80
      (0.2283)
      1.30
      (0.0512)
      11.7
      (0.461)
      17.4
      (0.685)
      54.6
      (2.15)
      65.8
      (2.591)
      342.2
      (13.472)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 7.3 6.5 5.4 3.5 2.7 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.6 2.8 4.7 7.7 43.1
      Mean monthly sunshine hours 182.9 200.1 238.7 267.0 331.7 369.0 387.5 365.8 312.0 275.9 213.0 170.5 3,314.1
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)
      Climate data for Saittas near Moniatis and Trimiklini, elevation: 640 m (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 13.6
      (56.5)
      13.9
      (57)
      17.1
      (62.8)
      21.5
      (70.7)
      27.0
      (80.6)
      31.5
      (88.7)
      34.6
      (94.3)
      34.3
      (93.7)
      31.2
      (88.2)
      26.8
      (80.2)
      20.2
      (68.4)
      15.2
      (59.4)
      23.9
      (75)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 8.4
      (47.1)
      8.5
      (47.3)
      10.9
      (51.6)
      14.8
      (58.6)
      19.6
      (67.3)
      23.8
      (74.8)
      26.8
      (80.2)
      26.5
      (79.7)
      23.4
      (74.1)
      19.7
      (67.5)
      14.1
      (57.4)
      10.0
      (50)
      17.2
      (63)
      Average low °C (°F) 3.2
      (37.8)
      3.1
      (37.6)
      4.7
      (40.5)
      8.0
      (46.4)
      12.2
      (54)
      16.1
      (61)
      18.9
      (66)
      18.7
      (65.7)
      15.7
      (60.3)
      12.5
      (54.5)
      8.1
      (46.6)
      4.7
      (40.5)
      10.5
      (50.9)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 117.6
      (4.63)
      89.0
      (3.504)
      70.3
      (2.768)
      38.4
      (1.512)
      20.1
      (0.791)
      27.2
      (1.071)
      4.9
      (0.193)
      10.3
      (0.406)
      11.7
      (0.461)
      25.7
      (1.012)
      93.9
      (3.697)
      144.0
      (5.669)
      653.2
      (25.717)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 10.3 9.1 8.4 5.5 2.7 2.1 0.7 1.1 1.4 3.3 7.0 9.2 60.9
      Mean monthly sunshine hours 142.6 168.2 213.9 261.0 310.0 351.0 362.7 347.2 300.0 248.0 165.0 124.0 2,993.6
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)
      Climate data for Prodromos in Troodos Mountains, elevation: 1380 m (Satellite view)
      Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
      Average high °C (°F) 6.3
      (43.3)
      6.6
      (43.9)
      10.3
      (50.5)
      15.1
      (59.2)
      20.5
      (68.9)
      25.0
      (77)
      28.1
      (82.6)
      27.9
      (82.2)
      24.4
      (75.9)
      19.6
      (67.3)
      12.8
      (55)
      8.0
      (46.4)
      17.1
      (62.8)
      Daily mean °C (°F) 3.5
      (38.3)
      3.5
      (38.3)
      6.6
      (43.9)
      10.7
      (51.3)
      15.8
      (60.4)
      20.1
      (68.2)
      23.3
      (73.9)
      23.1
      (73.6)
      19.6
      (67.3)
      15.4
      (59.7)
      9.5
      (49.1)
      5.3
      (41.5)
      13.0
      (55.4)
      Average low °C (°F) 0.7
      (33.3)
      0.3
      (32.5)
      2.8
      (37)
      6.3
      (43.3)
      11.1
      (52)
      15.2
      (59.4)
      18.4
      (65.1)
      18.2
      (64.8)
      14.9
      (58.8)
      11.3
      (52.3)
      6.2
      (43.2)
      2.5
      (36.5)
      9.0
      (48.2)
      Average precipitation mm (inches) 133.4
      (5.252)
      123.6
      (4.866)
      82.3
      (3.24)
      56.9
      (2.24)
      26.0
      (1.024)
      40.0
      (1.575)
      12.1
      (0.476)
      10.0
      (0.394)
      9.5
      (0.374)
      24.0
      (0.945)
      102.5
      (4.035)
      169.7
      (6.681)
      790.1
      (31.106)
      Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 12.4 11.2 9.8 6.7 3.7 2.1 0.7 0.7 1.4 3.5 7.4 11.2 70.7
      Mean monthly sunshine hours 130.2 150.8 195.3 231.0 275.9 315.0 328.6 310.0 255.0 220.1 165.0 136.4 2,713.3
      Source: Meteorological Service (Cyprus)

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