Istanbul - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

We thought the weather was great, but some people get worn out by the winter. It is generally a few degrees more mild than DC, in both winter and summer. Summers are warm and get humid in August, and it's warm enough to go to the beach and pool all summer. Winters can get very dreary for some (although we love the cold rain!). It hovers around 38-42 degrees and rains sometimes for days straight. It rarely snows - maybe once a season for a dusting to a few inches, but when it does the city shuts down as the mountainous roads everywhere are basically impassable. - Aug 2021

Summers are mid-80s and sometimes humid. Winters are low-40s with weekly rain, and a few days of snow. Spring is mid-70s and beautiful. - Sep 2017

The climate is mild. There is a dry season that I didn't like much. The entire country is brown and gloomy because of it. I was missing the color green after a while. - Oct 2010

four seasons,lovely spring and fall, hot summer, chilly winters - Jan 2010

four seasons.moderate winters - Jan 2010

Winters are wet, summers can be uncomfortably hot & humid, but spring and autumn are awesome. - Dec 2009

Moderate. The summers can get into the 80's and 90's but the winters aren't very cold. It snows every now and again, but not too often. - Dec 2009

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