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Turkey Weather

Turkey has a diversified climate, its regions contrast from each other due the diverse nature of the landscape, and particularly for the existence of mountains running parallel to the coasts. While coastal regions have milder climates, the inland Anatolia plateau has hot summers and cold winters with limited rainfall.

In the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts the climate is cool with rainy winters, and hot moderately dry summers in contrast to the Black Sea coast that receives the greatest amount of rainfall. The Anatolian Plateau is much more subject to extremes than the coastal areas, where winters are especially severe and the temperatures could down from -30C to -40C in the mountainous areas in the east. However in the west, winter temperatures average are below 1C. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures above 30C.

The climate in the Black Sea area is wet and warm on summer the average is 23C and on winter 7C. In Eastern Anatolia and South-Eastern Anatolia there is a long hard winter; days and nights are cold with the snow lying on the ground from November until the end of April with an average temperature of 13C. During the summer the average is 17C. Western Anatolia as well as the southern coast of Anatolia has a mild Mediterranean climate with average temperatures of 9C in winter and 29C in summer.

Mountains close to the coast prevent Mediterranean influences from extending inland, giving the interior of Turkey a continental climate with distinct seasons. In Istanbul and around the sea of Marmara the climate is moderate in winter the temperature can drop below zero.

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