Best time to visit Oludeniz and Fethiye

The best time to visit Oludeniz and Fethiye for general outdoor activities is from early-May to late-June, and from mid-September to mid-October when temperatures range between 16°C (61°F) and 25°C (77°F).

However, if you prefer hot weather for a beach holiday, visit in summer anytime from mid-June to mid-September, when temperatures average 33°C (91°F) but often exceed 35°C (95°F), especially during July and August.

Oludeniz - Fethiye weather

Fethiye has a temperate climate with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

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

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

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 Fethiye?
The hottest time of year in Fethiye is normally July and August, when maximum daytime temperatures usually reach 33°C (91°F), with very high heat and humidity.

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

Which is the coldest month in Fethiye?
The coldest month of the year at Fethiye is January, with an average high of 13°C (55°F) and a low of 6°C (42°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 Fethiye?
The sunniest time of year in Fethiye is usually July with an average of 14 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 96% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Fethiye?
Fethiye experiences seasonal variation in perceived humidity over the course of the year.

The more humid time of year lasts from July through to mid-September, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 10% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Fethiye is August, with around 11 days that feel muggy.

We derive the humidity comfort level from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the air. A higher dew point feels muggy and uncomfortable.

October through to May is generally comfortable, with no days in any month that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Fethiye?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Fethiye 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 mid-July to early-October, with an average temperature above 25°C (77°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

Which month has the most rain in Fethiye?
December is usually the wettest month in Fethiye with 143mm (5.6in) on average. There are normally 10 days in December with some rain.

The heaviest rainfall in Fethiye falls during the months of November through to February.

Which is the windiest month in Fethiye?
The windiest month of the year in Fethiye is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 15 kilometres per hour (9 mph; 8 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from mid-November through to early-April, with average wind speeds of more than 13 kilometres per hour (8 mph; 7 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from April through to mid-November. The calmest month of the year in Fethiye is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 11 kilometres per hour (7 mph; 6 knots).

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

Fethiye / Oludeniz Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
13 14 17 21 25 30 33 33 30 25 19 15
Average low temperature (°C)
6 6 7 10 14 18 21 21 18 14 10 7
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
5 6 7 9 10 13 14 13 11 8 6 5
Average daily daylight (hrs)
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
Cold Cold 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 Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
UV Index (max)
2 3 5 7 9 10 11 10 7 5 3 2
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
10 9 7 5 3 1 1 1 1 4 7 10
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
140 121 74 43 23 6 2 3 12 49 101 143
Average wind speed (km/h)
14 15 14 12 11 12 12 12 12 11 12 14
Average sea temperature (°C)
18 17 17 18 20 23 25 27 26 24 21 19
Fethiye, 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.

No season: Winter – 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.

Source: Meteorological data for Fethiye is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Turkish State Meteorological Service at the closest weather station: Dalaman Airport (DLM), located 31km (19mi) west of Fethiye.

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 Fethiye & Oludeniz: 12 May, 2024

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