Climate of North Cyprus

According to the macro climatic classification, Anually the hottest month generally is July. The temperatures during this month cruise between 370C and 400C (in the shade). The coldest month of the year generally is January whereby daytime temperatures cruise around 90C and 120C. the coldest nights of the year are mostly experienced through this month. During such nights, with the fall of temperatures the earth`s temperatures also drop to below 00C and sporadic frost occurs.

Although rainfalls in North Cyprus generally occur during the October-March period annual rainfall is 402.8 mm. However statistics of rainfalls for the recent years show a diminishing volume. The month with the most rainfall is December whereas the dryest months are July and August.

The winds in North Cyprus which is an island country, blow from different directions in accordance with the localities topographic peculiarities. None the less the dominant direction in North Cyprus generally is the West. The annual average wind thrusts are 2.8m/p. sec.

Due to its degree of lengthtitudional situation the times of sunshine exposure are long and solar energy is plentifull in North Cyprus during summer when an average of 12 hours of the days are sunny. This time is reduced to around an average of 5 hours in the winter months. The annual daily average of the solar energy is 417.3 cal/cm.sq. During the month of July when this energy is at its peak the average reading is 622.2 cal/cm.sq and during the month of December, when its at its lowest the average reading is 214.5 calcm.sq.