Weather in Cyprus

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The Mediterranean climate of Cyprus is temperate with hot, dry to humid summers (June- August) and cool and somewhat wetter winters (november to February)

The Mediterranean climate of Cyprus is temperate with hot, dry to humid summers (June- August) and cool and somewhat wetter winters (november to February)

Limassol Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temp. 13 13 14 117 21 24 27 27 25 22 17 14
Avg. Max. Temp. 17 17 18 21 26 29 31 31 29 27 22 18
Avg. Min. Temp. 8 8 9 13 17 20 23 23 21 17 13 9
Avg. Rain Days 8 6 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 6

 

Winds

The daily breezes get strong in the afternoon and get calm at night. On all coasts of Cyprus, a W wind is prevalent in summer and frequent in winter.

On the S coast, E and W winds are as equally frequent in December and January, and S winds total 30 per cent annually.

On the E coast in summer, 25 per cent of the winds are from the E and 17 per cent are from the SW. Most gales occur in winter. Gales are most frequent on the E coast. About 80 per cent of all wind speeds are 10 knots or less.

There is very little fog; in late spring and summer it sometimes occurs over the land in the first hour or two after sunrise.

Currents

The general current circulation around Cyprus is part of the counterclockwise circulation of the E basin of the Mediterranean. The speed seldom exceeds 1 knot, and then only during strong W winds.

During summer, the current off the N coast of Cyprus sometimes sets E with a velocity of 0.5 to 1 knot, increasing to 2 knots with strong W winds. During the same season, the currents off the W and S coasts of Cyprus may set E at 0.5 to 0.8 knot.