Climate in Cyprus

Climate in Cyprus

Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean that enjoys about 340 days of sunshine in a year. This is why Cyprus has always been called the ‘island of the sun’. With its continual sunshine, Cyprus is considered to be one of the healthiest places in the world as seldom do you find infectious diseases here.

A visit to Cyprus in the summer is similar to a visit to paradise for the holidaymaker. You can find sandy beaches with clear turquoise waters that are right for swimming, sailing, skiing and all other water sports. It is better to wear lightweight summer clothing when in Cyprus during the summer to enjoy the summer better. Make sure that you wear something that makes you feel comfortable for all your swimming and beach activities.

The winter months that lies between January and March, brings with it cool, pine covered mountains in Troodos. These snow-covered mountains are great for skiing for the novice and professional. You will find that the pine forests are near the coast, so it is possible to ski and swim in the sea on the same day. Winter is short and mild in Cyprus with the average daytime temperature being about 16 degrees. It is during the winter season that the island gets its share of much awaited rain. It is always better to wear winter apparel along with medium weight wear when in Cyprus during its winter season.

When in Cyprus in autumn, you will get welcomed with ripening fruit and grapes scents wafting in the air. The atmosphere offers wonderful clarity on days that are warmed by the brilliant Cyprus sun. As the sea temperature remains high after the long summer, this season proves to be the best time to visit Cyprus for most people. When in Cyprus in autumn, it is better to wear lightweight apparel in the day and medium weight clothing for the evenings.

The springtime of Cyprus sets Cyprus ablaze with beautiful wild flowers and fragrant blossoms in beautiful colors. You find a mix of poppies, daisies and anemones in their wonderful colors in fields. The mountains are adorned by prickly broom and rockroses and the surroundings of Cyprus filled with the scent of orange blossoms. Of course, during this season, it proves best to wear medium weight and summer apparel to be comfortable here in Cyprus. If required, you could wear light woollies or some long sleeved cotton in the evenings.