Annual Weather in Cyprus

Annual Weather in Cyprus

With one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean part of the European Union, it’s not hard to see why so many people come to Cyprus for the island’s great weather.

While most tourists visit in the summer to take advantage of this as they relax on one of the many beautiful beaches, the fact that Cyprus tends to have very mild winters on the coast can also make it a great choice for those who want to escape the cold during the holiday season.

What is the climate of Cyprus like?

Overall, Cyprus is known for having a subtropical climate (Mediterranean and semi-arid), which is why the island tends to have mild winters and medium to hot summers.

The warm season often begins in April, with average temperatures of 21–23 °C (70–73 °F) during the day and 1–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night. This generally ends in November, with the temperatures not being too dissimilar from those in April. The other 4 months tend to be mild, although they can sometimes rise above 20 °C (68 °F) during the day.

As most would assume, it’s often the hottest in July and August – the middle of summer. The average maximum costal temperatures tend to be roughly 35 °C (95 °F) in the day and 25 °C (77 °F) during the night.

Temperature fluctuations are quite common in the centre of the island, which is why those areas tend to have colder winters and hotter summers, but larger shifts tend to be rare on the coast.

When is the best time to visit Cyprus?

With generally good weather, those who want to take a vacation here may be wondering when they should come and visit. While the winters are warm and perfect for getting away from the cold and the summers are often good for those who enjoy the sun and want to get a nice tan; most find that spring is a great time to visit the island.

The heat starts to pick up in May, so those who want to visit while the island has the most comfortable climate may want to stay during March and April. The many wild flowers that are native to the island also make spring a beautiful time to visit, with over 40 different species of orchid blooming every year.

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