Best time to visit Protaras

The best time to visit Protaras for a beach holiday is from early-June through to early-October, when you can expect hot, sunny weather with clear blue skies and little or no rainfall.

To explore the nearby Greco-Roman ruins and Byzantine monasteries, the best time is spring and early summer, from late-April to mid-June, and during autumn, from late-September to late-October, thereby avoiding the intense summer heat and high season crowds.

Protaras weather

Protaras enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate, with year-round sunshine.

You can expect long, hot and sunny summers with mild, wet winters, separated by short, warm autumn and spring seasons.

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

July and August are especially popular, since this is the peak tourist season in Protaras.

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 Protaras?
The hottest month of the year in Protaras is normally August, with an average daily high temperature of 33°C (91°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 23°C (73°F)

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

Which is the coldest month in Protaras?
The coldest month of the year in Protaras is January, with an average high of 17°C (62°F) and a low of 8°C (46°F).

The cool winter season lasts from early-December to late-March, with an average daily high temperature below 19°C (66°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Protaras?
The sunniest time of year in Protaras is usually August with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 87% of daylight hours.

When is the sea warmest in Protaras?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Protaras in August when the water temperature reaches 27°C (80°F), which is very pleasant for swimming.

The time of year with warmer water lasts from June to October, with an average temperature above 25°C (77°F).

Which month has the most rain in Protaras?
December is usually the wettest month in Protaras with 63mm (2.4in) of rainfall on average. There are normally eight days in December with some rain.

The rainy period of the year lasts from November through to March, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The drier season lasts from late-March through to late-October. July and August rarely experience any rainfall.

Which is the windiest month in Protaras?
The windiest month of the year in Protaras is February, with an average hourly wind speed of more than 19 kilometres per hour (12 mph; 10 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-November to early-April, with average wind speeds of more than 16 kilometres per hour (10 mph; 8.6 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-April to late-November. The calmest month of the year in Protaras is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 13 kilometres per hour (8 mph; 7 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Protaras.

Protaras Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max (°C)
16 17 20 23 27 29 32 33 30 28 23 19
Average daily min (°C)
8 8 10 13 17 21 23 23 21 17 13 10
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
5 6 7 9 10 12 12 12 10 9 7 5
Average daily daylight (hrs)
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Comfort level
No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderate heat icon Moderate heat icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon High heat icon Moderate heat icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
70 70 70 65 65 65 70 70 65 60 65 70
UV Index (max)
3 4 5 7 9 11 11 10 8 5 3 2
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
8 7 5 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 8
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
60 50 27 11 4 1 0 0 2 15 40 63
Average wind speed (km/h)
18 19 17 16 15 15 15 15 14 13 15 17
Average sea temperature (°C)
17 17 17 18 20 24 26 27 26 25 22 19
Protaras, Cyprus

Holiday seasons

High season: July and August, when hotel and restaurant prices are at their highest. Protaras is also popular in winter between November and January.

Low season: Spring and autumn – the temperature is slightly cooler, hotel prices are more reasonable and the crowds non-existent.

Cyprus weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Protaras is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Department of Meteorology – Republic of Cyprus at the nearest weather station, Larnaca International Airport (LCA), located 42km (26mi) west of Protaras. 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.

Latest update: Best time to visit Protaras: 14 November, 2023

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