Fig Tree Bay Beach, Protaras, Cyprus Fig Tree Bay Beach, Protaras – Image courtesy of SummerandHoliday

Best time to visit Cyprus

The best time to visit Cyprus is anytime; but if you wish to avoid the high season crowds visit in May, June or September.

Cyprus Weather

Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with year round sunshine. You can expect hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters separated by short, warm autumn and spring seasons.

Winters usually bring snow to the Troodos Mountains. Temperatures vary between the coast, plains and mountainous areas.

During the peak summer season months of July and August maximum temperatures range from 27°C to 36°C (81°F–97°F) with an average high of 32°C (90°F).

The shoulder months of June and September have an average high of 30°C (86°F). This is a good time to visit as its less crowded and the weather is still beautiful.

October is a great time to visit with clear, sunny days and daytime highs around 27°C (81°F) falling to 22°C (72°F) in November.

December is the wettest month, averaging 14°C (57°F), and January at 12°C (53°F) is the coolest month of the year, with average minimum temperatures between 0°C to 5°C (32°F–41°F).

Average sea temperatures hover around 16°C (61°F) in winter, rising to 27°C (81°F) in summer.

Seasons

High season: July and August, when hotel and restaurant prices are at their highest. Cyprus 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 – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 12 12 14 17 21 24 27 27 25 22 17 14
Ave High Temp (°C) 16 17 19 22 26 30 32 32 30 27 22 18
Ave Low Temp (°C) 7 7 8 11 15 18 21 21 19 16 12 9
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 8 9 10 11 13 14 14 13 12 10 9 8
Daylight (Hrs daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 15 13 11 10 10
Comfort Level No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Ave Humidity (%) 69 68 66 63 61 62 65 66 60 60 64 69
UV Index 3 4 5 7 9 11 11 10 8 5 3 2
Days with some Rain 11 10 9 6 3 2 1 1 1 4 6 11
Ave Rainfall (mm) 62 52 42 12 9 1 - - - 19 43 80
Sea Temp (°C) 18 17 17 18 21 24 26 27 27 25 22 20
(Ayia Napa, Cyprus) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Cyprus – Monthly Review

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Department of Meteorology – Republic of Cyprus.



Latest update: Best time to visit Cyprus: 18 November, 2018


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