February weather forecast and climate
Istanbul, Turkey

Ships along the coast of the port city of Istanbul, Turkey, with a background view of the cityscape
Ships along the coast of the port city of Istanbul, Turkey, with a background view of the cityscape
February is a cold and wet winter month in Istanbul, with the average rainfall of 76.2mm (3"). There is a chance of snowfall and frosty nights as the temperatures remain in the average range of 3.3°C (37.9°F) to 8.9°C (48°F).
The skies are mostly cloudy with a persistent fog over the harbor that stalls shipping lines for hours. The daily sunshine is 3.5 hours, even though the daylight lasts for 11 hours. The Atlantic side experiences colder temperatures compared to the other parts.
Bring warm winter clothes along with a rain jacket while visiting Istanbul in February.

What is the temperature in February in Istanbul?

In Istanbul, Turkey, in February, the average high-temperature is 9°C (48.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 3.1°C (37.6°F).

How many days does it rain in February in Istanbul?

In Istanbul, in February, during 15.2 rainfall days, typically, 77.3mm (3") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in February in Istanbul?

In Istanbul, Turkey, during February, snow falls for 4.9 days.

When does it snow the most in Istanbul?

The month with the most snowfall days is February when snow falls for 4.9 days.

When is the sea coldest in Istanbul?

February is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 7.8°C (46°F). Swimming in 7.8°C (46°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the water temperature in February in Istanbul?

In February, in Istanbul, Turkey, the average sea temperature is 7.8°C (46°F). Swimming in 7.8°C (46°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.
Average temperature in February - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average high temperature in February: 9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (26.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (8.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in February: 3.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (20°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (3.1°C).

Average rainfall in February - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average rainfall in February: 77.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (122.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (31.6mm).

Average rainfall days in February - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average rainfall days in February: 15.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (17.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (4.2 days).

Average snowfall days in February - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average snowfall days in February: 4.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (4.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in February - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average sea temperature in February: 7.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (24.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (7.8°C).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average daylight in February: 10.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 3.1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2.2h).

Average UV index in February - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average UV index in February: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 9).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

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