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When to go to Cyprus: The climate of Cyprus

The island of Cyprus has a purely Mediterranean climate, with very hot and dry summers, and mild winters, the rains are practically absent between May and September. The rainy months are between November and March. The island has the warmest climate of all countries of the European Union.

During the summer, due to the proximity of the island to the Asian continent, temperatures rise considerably especially along the coasts and in the inland flat areas. In the coastal city of Larnaca in summer there are average maximum temperatures ranging between 30 ° C and 32 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 19 ° C and 21 ° C. In winter the average maximum temperatures vary between 16 ° C and 18 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 7 ° C and 8 ° C. The sea water has temperatures above 20 ° C from May to November, with highs of 27 ° C in August.

In general, throughout the island of Cyprus, rainfall varies on average on values around 400-500 mm per year, concentrated in the months between November and March, while between May and September it practically never rains. Precipitation is greater in the mountainous areas of the center of the island where, in the Troodos mountains, average values of 1,000 m per year are reached, in the mountains there is snow between January and March.

WHEN TO GO TO CYPRUS

Each season is suitable for visiting the island, but the best time is the months from April to October. Spring is an excellent season to visit the island, which in this period is green, full of wild flowers and with very pleasant temperatures, even the months of September and October can be very pleasant.

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WHEN TO GO TO CYPRUS: CLIMATIC TABLES

NICÓSIA (220 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January5,715,554,7 7,3
February5,215,941,6 6,5
March7,019,228,3 5,4
April10,224,319,9 3,5
May14,829,723,5 2,7
June19,434,317,6 1,3
July22,237,25,8 0,5
August21,936,91,3 0,1
September18,833,511,7 0,6
October15,629,017,4 2,8
November10,422,154,6 4,7
December7,117,065,8 7,7
YEAR13,226,2342,2 43,1

CYPRUS SEA WATER TEMPERATURE

CYPRUS
MonthSea water temperature (°C)
January18
February17
March17
April18
May20
June24
July26
August27
September26
October24
November22
December19

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