The general mildness of the weather of Cyprus all the year round is because of its southern location in the Mediterranean Sea as well as its Subtropical-Mediterranean climate. Summer period is known as the “dry season” and is characterized by a continuous bright sunshine that normally lasts for 12 hours. In winter months the island gets more rainfall than any other time of the year and that’s why this period of time is known as the “wet season”. Snow is possible only in the Troodos mountains in the central part of island.
Here are our tips for what to wear in Cyprus during the different seasons of the year.
The weather is pleasantly warm but the temperatures in the evenings can drop in spring time, i.e. April and May. Spring and summer light apparel, long sleeved tops and long sleeves are recommended.
Summer in Cyprus stretches from June to the end of August and means high temperatures, cloudless skies and cooling breezes from the sea and coastal areas. Lightweight clothing, long cotton dresses, short tops, t-shirts, sleeve-less shirts, skirts and (high-waisted) shorts as well as swimsuits are a very appropriate choice in summer. It’s recommended to wear flat shoes for the evening, hiking sandals for the day and flip flops for the beach.
In autumn months (September-October-November) the weather is a little bit cooler and some long sleeved tops are needed. November has pleasantly warm days but light jumpers and light jackets are already recommended.
December and January are the only winter months in Cyprus. As a matter of fact, the weather is like autumn to many visitors. It might rain occasionally. Winter clothing is necessary, but not heavy coats. February faces occasional rainfall, too, and it’s reasonable still to wear winter apparel since mid-daytime temperatures could be higher but evenings can get quite cold. In March winter wear will also be appropriate as the weather is moderate, changeable and unpredictable.