The climate of the Northern Cyprus Island is of an extreme Mediterranean type
with very hot dry summers and relatively cold winters. Most of the rainfall is
concentrated between December and January. The sea temperature in North
Cyprus never falls below 16°C (January and February); in August it can rise to
28 °C. Spring and autumn in Northern Cyprus are short with occasional heavy
The North Cyprus enjoys over 300 days of sunshine and from mid-May to mid-
September the sun shines on a daily average of around 11 hours. Summer
temperatures in Northern Cyprus are high in the lowlands, even near the
Mediterranean Sea, and reach the highest readings in the Mesaoria.
Daily temperature in North Cyprus in July and August is about 29°C on the
central plain, able to culminate at the average maximum of 38°C in these
months. A mean January temperature is 10°C on the central plain and 5°C on
the higher parts of the Northern Cyprus Kyrenia Mountains. The sky is
cloudless with a low humidity. During the wet winter months Cyprus is a green
island. Frost and snow are almost unknown in Northern Cyprus. The higher
mountain areas are cooler and moister than the rest of the North Cyprus Island.