About Sapanca

The Climate of Sapanca

A transition climate between Mediterranean and Black Sea climates is dominant in the county and its surrounding. The winters are precipitated and a bit cold while summers are hot and dry. However, the dryness of the summer is milder than Mediterranean Sea summer due to Black Sea climate effect. Annual average temperature is 13.5C; the coldest month is January; the hottest months are July and August. The annual precipitation amount is around 500-1000 mm and the region has a moderate precipitation. The most precipitation is in the winter while the least is in the summer. Snow is a usual occurrence but it does not stay long on the ground.

The humidity rate in the air (av. relative humidity rate is 72%) is pretty high. This causes an increase in the effect of the summer temperature and sometimes the hot weather is suffocating. The wind from the north cools the weather in the winter and in the summer. Southwest wind is influential in the winter and spring, and sometimes warms the weather a lot.