Weather in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, and the North Cyprus coastal town of Famagusta also enjoys the benefits of being right by the warm Mediterranean Sea.
North Cyprus's weather is typically southern Mediterranean, with cool winters and hot, dry summers. When the centre of Cyprus heats up during the summer months, many Turkish Cypriots head for the cooling sea breezes and beaches around Famagusta, to relax and enjoy the lower temperatures.
Spring temperatures and weather in Famagusta, North Cyprus
After the winter rains, the whole of North Cyprus erupts into lush green growth, with wild flowers covering the hillsides. In Famagusta, the warmer weather sees the cafe tables laid out again in the main square, and flowers crop up amongst the ancient ruins of the churches and buildings wrecked in the siege of Famagusta in 1571.
Summer temperatures and weather in Famagusta, North Cyprus
While the middle of Cyprus bakes in temperatures of up to 40 degrees, the sea breezes keep the weather in Famagusta at a much more comfortable level. You don’t have to actually be in a windy place to feel the benefit, as the breezes make the air humid enough to be cool, but not so humid as to make you uncomfortable! As you explore old Famagusta, you suddenly realise another great benefit of this walled city; however hot the weather, the walls and building provide welcome shade from the hot weather!
Autumn temperatures and weather in Famagusta, North Cyprus
Autumn weather in Famagusta is mild and very pleasant, with temperatures rarely below 20 degrees C until November. The rains will not arrive in earnest until December, so this is an ideal season to explore the area around Famagusta in both sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
Winter temperatures and weather in Famagusta, North Cyprus
Winter weather in Famagusta is never severe, as snow and frost are almost unheard of in North Cyprus weather patterns. The town is protected from the prevailing westerly winds, and although Famagusta can experience storms rolling off the sea, they rarely last too long. Beside, if the weather in Famagusta is too bad on the coast, you can always retreat into the shelter of the old city walls, just as people pf Famagusta have done for centuries! Most of the rainfall in Famagusta occurs between December and February, so take an umbrella if you're exploring the ruins of Salamis near Famagusta – there is very little shelter on site from the weather.
Dressing for the weather in Famagusta, North Cyprus
The weather in Northern Cyprus during the summer is hot, and Famagusta is no exception. Make sure you drink plenty of water as you walk around the old town of Famagusta, and cover up with light clothing against the strong sun. (This has another benefit, as when you explore the fascinating churches and mosques in Famagusta, you will already be dressed respectfully.) A hat is an absolute must, as it strong sunscreen. Even within the shade of the walls and buildings in Famagusta, the sun can still burn unprotected skin in minutes. During the other seasons, the Famagusta weather at night is much cooler and windier, so wear a jacket when enjoying an evening meal followed by a stroll around town.