Weather in Turkey in April

 

Is April a good time to visit Turkey?

Booking a flight to Turkey in April is not for those who want to enjoy the nations lovely beaches. Turkey’s weather in April is still quite cold in most regions of the country. However, there are generally great holiday deals to Turkey at this time of year as the summer period has yet to start. Visitors to Turkey in April will get to enjoy the numerous tourist attractions without having to battle crowds of sightseers.

 

Climate in Turkey in April

Average temperatures in Turkey in April range depending upon the area. The Antalya region and the Mediterranean coastal regions experience average high temperatures of 16°C (61°F) in April. However the higher altitudes of central Turkey, such as Ankara, mean that the April’s climate is still quite chilly and the mean temperature is 5°C (41°F). Average high temperatures in Istanbul in April tend to be a cool 12°C (54°F). This is the general average temperature across most of the northern regions of Turkey in April. Other than Ankara, some of the coldest parts of Turkey during April are the eastern parts of the country and the southeast. Average temperatures in eastern Turkey in April are -3°C (27°F), while average highs in Diyarbakir in the southeast of the country are 8°C (46°F). As temperatures begin to warm up in Istanbul, visitors will experience the city’s southerly wind, which brings warmer weather.

Precipitation averages in Turkey for April also vary across the country. Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Antalya get significantly less rainfall in April as the country starts to move into its drier season. The sea temperatures in Istanbul in April are quite cool, 10°C (50°F), whereas sea temperatures in Izmir tend to average 16°C (61°F) in April. Many parts of Turkey enjoy lots of sun during summer and the amount of sunshine hours throughout the country begin to pick up considerably from April onwards.

 

What’s on in Turkey in April

Tourists travelling in Turkey with kids should head to Ankara in April for the International Children’s Day Festival on April 23. The Day is commemorated with a week of festivities including parades, dances, displays of traditional music from around the world, and presentations and performances by Children from across the globe.

 

What to Pack

April is a chilly month in Turkey. Spring has only just begun and many parts of the country, particularly the interior mountainous regions are still covered in snow. The best clothes to pack for a trip to Turkey in April would be warm ones that can be peeled off as you go indoors. Dressing in layers is the best way to approach Turkish weather in April. The coastal parts of the country are slightly warmer than the rest of Turkey, and there may even be days towards the end of April that count as beach-going weather, so it does pay to be prepared for these, but generally warm clothes are important for Spring in Turkey.