Sailing season and weather in Turkey
Turkish climate is various but typical Mediterranean with hot summers and mild, wet winters. Along the coasts light winds blow, nights are usually cool. From June to August day temperatures are between 82 and 95°F (28–35°C). The sun shines about 300 days a year. Water temperatures: 77–82°F (25–28°C).
In summer, meltemi winds prevails on Aegean coast. It blows from May till the end of August and can be very strong in its peak (usually from 1 PM to 5 PM with speed up to 25 knots). In general, winds in Turkey are positive for sailing.
In case the weather suddenly goes bad (although storms in Turkey happen rather rarely), you can find shelter anywhere along the coast. You can even travel during mild storm weather In most large bays, such as Fethiye, Hisaronu and Yesilova, Gekova and Kekova.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
15 - 25 knots
Tides are very insignificant In eastern Mediterranean: 8–20 inches (20–50 centimeters) depending on place.
Weather forecast for sailing in Turkey
Weather forecast is available from Antalya every 3 hours in summer on VHF channels 67 and 16. The same information is given on Navtex on the nearest 24h with short description of the next day.