Ankara Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Ankara, Turkey)

Distant photo of the Ataturk MausoleumAs with much of Turkey, the climate of Ankara is relatively mild and continental in character, with the annual seasons remaining quite distinctive and easy to spot. The winter weather in Ankara is quite short, although often quite cold, frosty and at times, a little on the snowy side.

The summer climate experienced within Ankara is much more appealing and the days are often long, sunny, dry and pleasantly hot. July and August tend to see the best weather and the highest temperatures, with highs exceeding 30°C / 86°F not being at all unusual.

Close-up picture of the Ataturk Mausoleum

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

December and January are predictably the coldest months in Turkey, when Ankara sees daytime temperatures staying just a few degrees above freezing. Rainy weather is most likely during the winter months. Both spring and autumn also experience rainy weather, although average monthly precipitation levels rarely exceed 25 mm / 1 inch at this time of the year.

Summer marks the peak tourism period within Ankara, with visitors arriving in this season to take full advantage of the fine climate and plentiful sunshine. However, outside of summer, April, May and October are also warm months and tourists visiting during these months will find the city noticeably quieter than it is between June and September.

Ankara Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



3°C / 37°F
-5°C / 23°F


3°C / 37°F
-6°C / 21°F


8°C / 46°F
-2°C / 28°F


16°C / 61°F
4°C / 39°F


21°C / 70°F
7°C / 45°F


24°C / 75°F
11°C / 52°F


28°C / 82°F
12°C / 54°F


28°C / 82°F
12°C / 54°F


24°C / 75°F
8°C / 46°F


18°C / 64°F
5°C / 41°F


11°C / 52°F
1°C / 34°F


4°C / 39°F
-3°C / 27°F