Weather the Storms by Coming to Turkey


Sitting here in the UK and looking out the window right now it’s actually snowing a blizzard. And it’s freezing. Times like this make investing in a property in Turkey even more appealing than usual.


Not only would there be a saving on fuel bills because it’d be so much warmer, but there would also be the opportunity to go walking outdoors without having to bulk up with a couple of jumpers, scarves, gloves and hat. In other words, warmer weather seems to bring its own kind of freedom and unencumbrance – at least that’s what we believe here at Oceanwide Properties Turkey where we have been offering Turkey property for sale for the past nine years and have so far helped in the sale of more than £20 million of Turkish real estate to individuals overseas in countries such as the UK, America and France.

Summer Temperatures in Turkey

Of course one of the main reasons for moving to a country such as Turkey is the excellent weather. Warm and humid in the summer with peak temperatures around 35 degrees Celsius and very little rain (except in December and January), the best times to come to Turkey to holiday (and indeed to stay) are in the spring and autumn when the temperature is balmy and perfect for walking and lounging around in.

Central Anatolia does have snow and rain in the winter months, the summer more than makes up for it, and although we had a great summer in the UK this year, it’s not always guaranteed, of course.

When the snow does come to Turkey it tends to be the result of cold air coming in via the Balkans and temperatures can drop below zero. The country – especially in the cities such as Istanbul, tend to be more than prepared for it with snowploughs, salt and de-icers at the ready.

Warmest Areas of Turkey

If it’s the sun you’re seeking then head to the Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean costs of Turkey since these tend to be the warmer climates with the best summers and mildest winters. The coldest winters in Turkey tend to be in the central region where there is less rainfall.

Istanbul is in the Marmara region and has the Sea of Marmara and one side and the Bosphorus Strait on the other.  Known as the ‘windy city,’ its summer temperatures tend to average around 28 degrees although a temperature as warm as 37 degrees has been recorded. If any snow does fall it tends to do so in a two week window and with an average temperature of around five degrees.

If you’re think of coming to Turkey for a holiday or to move to the country with an idea of investing in a Turkey property then there are plenty of property for sale in Fethiye, Istanbul and other areas of the country that we would be happy to show here at Oceanwide Properties Turkey. Contact our London or Turkey office for a chat and we’d be more than happy to advise you.

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