The island of Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild and little rain winters, warm and dry summers, and mild and sunny spring and autumn. Summer usually lasts from mid-May to mid-October and winter from December to February.
The summer period is characterized by clear skies and high temperatures (sometimes above 40°C), mitigated, along the coast, by the sea breeze, but in the interior plains, the heat is often stifling, in the mountains, the temperatures are cooler.
The climate in winters is very mild, this is a relatively wetter period, and on the highest mountains of the island sometimes the snow falls.
The annual precipitation in Cyprus is fairly scarce, along the coast and in lowland areas they vary between 500 mm and 350 mm, while on the mountains they reach 1000 mm.
The temperature of the sea in the island of Cyprus is more than 22 ° C from late May to mid-November. The water is warmer in the month of August when it reaches 27 ° C. Even during the three coldest months of the year, those from January to March, the average temperature of the sea water is certainly acceptable to a level around 17 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO CYPRUS
Cyprus can be visited all year, but the best period are the months between March and October.
CYPRUS CLIMATE TABLES
|NICÓSIA (220 metres)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea water temperature °C|