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CYPRUS
Climate and Weather

Cities in CYPRUS

Nicosia (lefkosia)Paphos

Climate and Weather

Cyprus is the driest and warmest island in the Mediterranean. The island has a Mediterranean climate with long, dry summers and mild winters. The hottest months are July and August, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40°C. The average temperature in the summer is between 25 and 30 °C. March/early June and September/October are the best months in terms of temperature. December to February are the coldest months in Cyprus. Thus, in the mountains, the average temperature is only between 3 and 12 °C. On the snowy slopes of the Troödos Mountains, it is even possible to ski between January and March. On average, 300-400 mm of rain falls in the period from October-November to March-April. In the western areas, this can rise to 1100 mm. The rest of the year is dry. Because the calcareous soil retains the water for a long time, many springs continue to flow in the summer, but almost all the small rivers dry out.

Sources

Bulmer, R. / Cyprus Kosmos-Z&K

Cyprus
Het Spectrum

Haan-van de Wiel, W.H. de / Cyprus Gottmer

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2023
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