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Istanbul Weather May

To help you choose the best time to travel, you can find climate data below on the weather in Istanbul in May.

day temperatureaverage daily high+20°C
night temperatureaverage daily low+12.1°C
sea temperaturesea temperature+16°C
day lengthdaytime15 h
sunny hours per daysunny / overcast hours8.4 / 6.6
average monthly precipitationaverage monthly precipitation34 mm

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Temperature in Istanbul

In May the average daily maximum in Istanbul is +20°C, and the minimum +12.1°C.

The hottest May day on record is +34.5°C, and the coldest +3°C.

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Mazatlan
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Ras Muhammad
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Manzanillo
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Virgin Islands
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Aqaba
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Daylight hours

There are 15 hours of daylight in Istanbul in May. Out of these, on average 8.4 are sunny, which means there is quite a lot of sun.

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Sea temperature

The average monthly temperature in the Sea of Marmara on the beaches of Istanbul in May is +16°C.

The water is considered very cool, but some hardy people might bathe in it for 10-15 minutes.

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Precipitation

The amount of precipitation in Istanbul in May is usually 34 mm, a negligible amount.