Cyprus Climate by Month [Updated: 2022]

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Weather in Cyprus by month

This post was most recently updated on September 21st, 2022

Cyprus is a country located in the Eastern Mediterranean sea and it has a Mediterranean subtropical climate. Summers are hot and winters are mild. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.

Today in this article, we are going to learn about the climate of Cyprus throughout the year, and how the weather goes by every month. The data provided in this article is taken directly from the Cyprus Meteorological Service website and Cyprus-weather.org.

Let’s start, shall we?

The climate of Cyprus in January

Weather of Cyprus in January

January is generally cold. In fact, January is the coldest month in Cyprus. The minimum temperature might go below 5°C but not less than 1 to 2°C in almost all over the island. The average maximum temperature in January is about 16-18°C.

The amount of the accumulated precipitation is relatively between 50% to 75% of normal all over Cyprus, except on the southwestern coasts, where the accumulated precipitation is expected to be below 50% of normal.

There is always a possibility of rain in January. As the temperature is low, you can see snow in the Troodos mountains. If you are visiting Cyprus in January, you are suggested to pack warm clothes and an umbrella or a raincoat for sure.

January    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C17.016.817.615.5
Daily mean °C12.512.113.210.6
Average low °C8.07.58.85.7
Average precipitation mm80.277.686.754.7

The climate of Cyprus in February

Weather of Cyprus in February

February is the coldest month in Cyprus after January. The minimum temperature might go below 7°C. The average maximum temperature in February is about 16-18°C.

The accumulated precipitation of February in the southern and eastern parts of the island will not exceed 50% and the rest of the areas will range between 50% and 75% of normal.

In the mountains, it is cold with temperatures ranging from 7°C to as low as 0°C. There is a small possibility of hail. Frosts are rarely severe but frequent in the inland.

If you are visiting Cyprus in February, you are suggested to pack warm clothes and an umbrella or a raincoat. In February you will get to see almond trees start blooming and the fields are getting greener. February is also ideal for skiing in Troodos Mountain.

February    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C16.916.817.815.5
Daily mean °C12.311.813.110.6
Average low °C7.66.98.88.5
Average precipitation mm64.240.986.766.9

The climate of Cyprus in March

Weather of Cyprus in March

March is a bit warmer than January and February. And, it rains less. March is the season spring begins in Cyprus. With days getting longer, there is almost 8 hours of sunshine a day.

The minimum temperature might be around 10°C. The average maximum temperature in March is about 18-21°C. Like in the winter months, there is a small risk of hail, and frost is possible inland.

The accumulated precipitation of March will be below 50% of normal except for northeast coasts which will range between 50% and 75% of normal.

If you are visiting Cyprus in March, you are suggested to pack light winter clothes. In March you will get to see the green fields and beautiful flowers blooming. There are also many wild orchids that bloom at this period in Cyprus.

March    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C18.519.120.019.2
Daily mean °C13.613.915.213.1
Average low °C8.78.710.47.0
Average precipitation mm34.334.435.828.3

The climate of Cyprus in April

Weather of Cyprus in April

In April, Cyprus starts to warm up. Mornings and Evenings are a bit chillier but by the end of the month, the weather gets hotter.

The minimum temperature might be around 12°C. The average maximum temperature in April is about 21-24°C. It is warmer inland with temperatures reaching 24°C. The maximum temperature in the mountains is about 15°C. It might rain but not as much as in January and February.

The accumulated precipitation in Cyprus is in a dry zone extending from the Southern Balkans towards Νear and the Middle East. Thus, the accumulated precipitation is expected to range below 50% of normal, almost all over the island.

If you are visiting Cyprus in April, you are suggested to pack light, medium-weight, and summer apparel with light jumpers or long-sleeved cotton for the evenings.

April    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C21.322.522.924.0
Daily mean °C16.317.118.017.1
Average low °C11.311.713.110.2
Average precipitation mm18.717.718.419.9

The climate of Cyprus in May

Weather of Cyprus in May

In May, the weather in Cyprus changes from Spring to Summer. At the beginning of the month, the weather is somewhat windy but by the end of the month, the temperature begins to climb up.

The minimum temperature might be around 15°C. The average maximum temperature in May is about 24-29°C. The average maximum temperature for the month is 24°C on the west coast, 27°C on the south coast, and 30°C inland.

During May, the accumulated precipitation in Cyprus is in a dry zone extending from the Southern Balkans towards Νear and the Middle East. Thus, the accumulated precipitation is expected to range below 50% of normal, almost all over the island.

If you are visiting Cyprus in May, you are suggested to pack light, medium-weight, and summer apparel.

May    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C24.426.526.929.7
Daily mean °C19.521.221.822.3
Average low °C14.516.016.714.8
Average precipitation mm5.308.805.123.5

The climate of Cyprus in June

Weather of Cyprus in June

The temperature continues to rise in June. The minimum temperature might be around 19°C. The average maximum temperature in June is about 30-34°C. In the mountains, it is pleasantly cooler with an average maximum temperature of 25°C.

The evenings in June, especially at the beginning of the month could still be a little chilly with temperatures reaching 18°C on the west coast, 20°C on the eastern-south coast, and 19°C inland.

June is ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and many other beach and water activities from sailing to scuba diving. There are also different cultural events that take place every year in June, for example, Shakespearean nights at the ancient Kourion theater in the Limassol area.

If you are visiting Cyprus in June, you are suggested to pack light-weight summer clothes, sunscreen, sun protection, hats, and sunglasses.

June    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C27.730.330.834.3
Daily mean °C22.825.025.526.9
Average low °C17.819.820.119.4
Average precipitation mm1.602.701.417.6

The climate of Cyprus in July

Weather of Cyprus in July

July is one of the hottest months in Cyprus. From 12 in the afternoon to 5 in the evening, it becomes very hot. The minimum temperature might be around 22°C. The average maximum temperature in July is about 32-37°C.

Regarding the accumulated precipitation, over the west part, is expected to range below 50% of normal but over the east part as suggested, by the seasonal forecast the accumulated precipitation, is significantly above
normal (up to 200%).

July is a perfect month to spend time around the pool, and at the beach, and take part in water and beach activities. Also, the Ancient Greek Drama Festival takes place in July and August in Limassol, Paphos, and Nicosia.

If you are visiting Cyprus in July, you are suggested to pack light-weight summer clothes, sunscreen, sun protection, hats, and sunglasses.

July    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C29.932.433.237.2
Daily mean °C25.227.327.829.7
Average low °C20.422.222.422.2
Average precipitation mm0.300.600.05.80

The climate of Cyprus in August

Weather of Cyprus in August

August is the 2nd hottest month in Cyprus after July. Sun shines from the cloudless skies for almost 12 hours.

The minimum temperature might be around 21°C. The average maximum temperature in August is about 32-36°C.

The accumulated precipitation is expected to be low, bearing again in mind that the normal accumulation for August is very low, especially for the main plain areas.

Enjoy swimming, and sunbathing, try many of the watersports that almost every beach has to offer, or spend the whole day at one of the water parks in Cyprus. In late August Wine Festival takes place in Limassol and continues at the beginning of September. Wine Festival is a great opportunity to taste all the different wines that Cypriot wineries have to offer.

If you are visiting Cyprus in August, you are suggested to pack light-weight summer clothes, sunscreen, sun protection, hats, and sunglasses.

August    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C30.432.733.336.9
Daily mean °C25.727.628.029.4
Average low °C21.022.622.721.9
Average precipitation mm0.000.400.01.30

The climate of Cyprus in September

Weather of Cyprus in September

The weather in September is still sunny and hot but not as hot as in August and July. Dry summer is there but it slowly moves towards autumn.

The temperature drops slightly. The minimum temperature might be around 19°C. The average maximum temperature in September is about 28-33°C.

The amount of the accumulated precipitation over Cyprus is expected to be below 50% of normal, while over the north part will range between 50% to 75% of normal.

An excellent water temperature of 27.8°C makes September prime for swimming and other water activities. Summer activities on the beach are also good in September. Sun is still hot and the water is warm so you can keep sunbathing and swimming. The Wine Festival that started at the end of August continues in September.

If you are visiting Cyprus in September, you are suggested to pack light-weight summer clothes, hats, sun protection, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

September    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C28.830.931.333.9
Daily mean °C23.825.426.026.2
Average low °C18.819.920.618.8
Average precipitation mm3.807.102.911.7

The climate of Cyprus in October

Weather of Cyprus in October

Summer is gone in October. Days are warm but mornings and evenings are cooler. October is the first month of Autumn. The minimum temperature might be around 16°C. The average maximum temperature in October is about 25-29°C.

The weather is a couple of degrees warmer than at the end of spring but overall rainfall is usually higher than in May at this time. In the mountains, temperatures drop by four degrees in comparison with September.

The amount of the accumulated precipitation is expected to range generally from 50% to 75% of
normal, except over the southeast which is expected to be lower than 50% of normal.

If you are visiting Cyprus in October, you are suggested to pack light-weight apparel for the day and a light jacket or woolen jumper for the evenings.

October    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C26.628.128.629.0
Daily mean °C21.522.623.222.3
Average low °C16.417.117.715.6
Average precipitation mm18.013.813.117.4

The climate of Cyprus in November

Weather of Cyprus in November

In November, the weather changes from warm summer to cold winter. Around the middle of November, temperatures begin to drop noticeably and the rainy season starts. During this month it can rain from three to six days.

The minimum temperature might be around 10°C. The average maximum temperature in November is about 20-23°C. November is perfect for countryside excursions especially inland to villages and vineyards for wine tasting.

The seasonal forecast for November suggests that the temperature of the island will be generally normal to
above normal, over the eastern part, such as the mean monthly temperature of the surrounding area.
The amount of the accumulated precipitation is expected to range generally below 50% of normal,
except over the northwest area which is expected to range between 50% to 75% of normal.

If you are visiting Cyprus in October, you are suggested to pack warm clothes and an umbrella or a raincoat.

November    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C22.422.623.522.1
Daily mean °C17.517.518.516.3
Average low °C12.612.513.510.4
Average precipitation mm66.453.177.554.6

The climate of Cyprus in December

Weather of Cyprus in December

December is cold, but not as cold as January and February. December starts the mild Mediterranean winter. The minimum temperature might be around 8°C. The average maximum temperature in November is about 16-19°C.

Meteorological statistics show that December is the rainiest month of all in Cyprus. It usually rains up to seven days per month.

The seasonal forecast for December suggests that temperature will be generally normal to above normal, mainly over the coastal zone. The amount of accumulated precipitation all over the island is expected to range from 50% to 75% of normal, except over south‐eastern areas which is expected to be below 50% of normal.

If you are visiting Cyprus in October, you are suggested to pack warm clothes and an umbrella or a raincoat.

December    
PaphosLarnacaLimassolNicosia
Average high °C18.618.318.917.0
Daily mean °C14.213.714.512.0
Average low °C9.79.210.17.1
Average precipitation mm93.994.599.765.8

Conclusion

No matter what the season is, Cyprus is always nice to visit. If you love summer visit Cyprus in June, July, and August, and if you love the winter season, January, February, and March in Cyprus are waiting for you.

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A detailed guide about Cyprus

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