Best time to visit Bodrum

The best time to visit Bodrum for a beach holiday is from early-June through September. You can expect very hot weather in July and August.

For general outdoor activities anytime from late-April to late-June, and from mid-September to late-October, is also good.

Bodrum weather

Located on the west coast of Turkey, overlooking the Aegean Sea, Bodrum enjoys a Mediterranean climate of long, hot and sunny summers, and cold, wet winters. It's generally windy year-round.

The summer heat is tempered by the coastal sea breeze, although at times the breeze is replaced by a strong and persistent wind from the north, called Meltem.

What is the best month to visit Bodrum?
The summer months of June through September are the best months to visit Bodrum – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.

To avoid the crowds, higher prices and extreme heat of summer, the months of May and October are also good for a range of outdoor activities.

Which is the hottest month in Bodrum?
The hottest month in Bodrum is normally July, with an average daily high temperature of 34°C (93°F), with very high heat and humidity.

On the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually reaches around 40°C (104°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 29°C (84°F).

Which is the coldest month in Bodrum?
The coldest month in Bodrum is February, with an average high-temperature of 15°C (59°F) and an average low-temperature of 8°C (46°F).

The cool season lasts from December through March, with an average daily high temperature below 18°C (64°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Bodrum?
The sunniest time of year in Bodrum is usually July, with an average of 11 hours of bright sunshine per day – that's an average of 76% of daylight hours.

When is the sea warmest in Bodrum?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Bodrum in August when the water temperature reaches 24°C (75°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

The time of year with warmer water lasts from July through September, with an average temperature above 23°C (73°F).

Which month has the most rain in Bodrum?
December is usually the wettest month of the year in Bodrum, with 155mm (6in) of rainfall on average. There are normally 13 days in each month with some rainfall.

The rainy season lasts from November to mid-April, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The heaviest rain in Bodrum falls from November through February.

The dry season lasts from mid-April through October. The month with the least rainy days in Bodrum is July.

Which is the windiest month in Bodrum?
The windiest month of the year in Bodrum is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 20.8 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13 mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from early-November to early-April, with average wind speeds of more than 18 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11 mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-April to early-November. The calmest month of the year in Bodrum is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 15 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 9 mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction is from the north throughout the year in Bodrum.

Bodrum Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max (°C)
15 15 17 21 26 31 34 34 30 25 20 16
Average daily min (°C)
8 8 9 12 16 20 23 23 20 16 12 9
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
5 5 5 7 9 10 11 10 9 7 5 4
Average daily daylight (hrs)
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
Cold Cold No heat No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat heat & humidity icon Nigh heat heat & humidity icon Moderate heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
65 65 60 60 60 55 50 55 55 65 70 70
UV Index (max)
2 3 5 6 8 10 10 9 7 5 3 2
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
12 11 8 7 4 2 2 1 3 5 9 13
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
135 110 75 40 20 8 1 8 20 40 100 155
Average wind speed (km/h)
20 21 19 17 15 17 19 19 17 17 18 20
Average sea temperature (°C)
17 16 16 17 19 22 23 24 23 21 19 17
Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey

Holiday seasons

Peak season: Lasts from July to mid-September when prices are at their highest, and during Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Low season: The ‘shoulder season’ months of April, May, mid- to late September and October.

Note: During the winter months accommodation on the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts is often closed from mid-October until late-April – with the exception of Christmas and New Year.

Note: Meteorological data for Bodrum is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Turkish State Meteorological Service at the closest weather station, Bodrum-Imsik Airport (BXN), located about 24km (15mi) northeast of Bodrum. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Bodrum: 16 November, 2023

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