March 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
March starts the spring season in Istanbul, which gradually warms up the city. The early days of spring tend to carry the cold air of winter, but the temperatures rise by the end of the month. The average temperatures are in the 4.4°C (39.9°F) to 11.1°C (52°F) range, and a few days are chilly, but usually above freezing.
Frost and fog are common, but snowfall is mostly absent. The rainfall is 71.1mm (2.8") with 13 rainy days during the month as the skies are cloudy with daily sunshine of 4.5 hours. Expect a few cold days in March that gives the feeling of winter.

What is the average temperature in March in Istanbul?

In March, in Istanbul, the average high-temperature is 10.8°C (51.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 4.2°C (39.6°F).
Average temperature in March - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average high temperature in March: 10.8°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 March: 4.2°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 March - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average rainfall in March: 71.8mm

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 March - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average rainfall days in March: 13.8 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 March - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2.8 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 March - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average sea temperature in March: 8.3°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

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 March: 4.3h

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 March - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Average UV index in March: 4

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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