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Heat warning in Türkiye: Temperatures expected to exceed 40°C

A man drinking water during heat wave. (Adobe Stock Photo)
By Newsroom
June 10, 2024

As of June 10, 2024, Türkiye is preparing for an intense heatwave, with temperatures expected to surpass 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in several regions. Meteorology experts and officials have issued warnings and provided detailed forecasts to help residents and visitors prepare for the coming days.

July heatwave overview in Türkiye

Starting Tuesday, June 11, a significant temperature increase is expected, especially in western regions.

Professor Dr. Orhan Sen, a prominent meteorologist, emphasized the situation’s urgency, stating, “Protect your health as temperatures rise significantly.”

Regional temperature forecasts in Türkiye

Tourists sit by the sea, wearing hats to protect them from the sun, Istanbul, June 5, 2024. (AA Photo)

Over the next few days, the heatwave will impact various parts of Türkiye. By Wednesday, temperatures will soar in:

  • Marmara, Aegean and Western Black Sea regions
  • Central and Southeastern Anatolia

In particular, temperatures in Thrace, Central Aegean, and Southeastern Anatolia will exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

Major cities like Istanbul and Ankara will experience temperatures between 33 to 35°Celsius, while Izmir will see temperatures from 37 to 40 degrees Celsius.

Antalya’s temperature is expected to range from 35 to 42 degrees Celsius.

Meteorological warnings for those visiting Türkiye

Father and son run at the ruins of the ancient city of Perge near Antalya, Türkiye. (Adobe Stock Photo)

The Turkish State Meteorological Service (MGM) has provided additional details on the weather.

Northern and eastern regions will experience partly cloudy weather, with localized thunderstorms expected in the Eastern Black Sea, Eastern Anatolia (excluding Malatya), and southeastern regions.

Heavy rain is anticipated in the interior of the Eastern Black Sea region, including Artvin and Rize and northern parts of Eastern Anatolia.

Expert insights on Türkiye’s upcoming heatwave

Locals struggle with high temperatures in Izmir, Türkiye, June 5, 2024. (AA Photo)

Professor Dr. Levent Kurnaz from Bogazici University commented on the ongoing climate trends.

“This June could bring record temperatures, making 2024 the second hottest year on record, following 2023,” he noted.

He also clarified that while Türkiye might not reach 50 degrees Celsius, significant heatwaves are expected.

Weather forecast for Eid al-Adha in Türkiye

Beaches flooded with locals and tourists during Eid al-Adha, Izmir, Türkiye, August 12, 2019. (AA Photo)

Professor Dr. Orhan Sen provided tentative forecasts for the holiday season and Eid al-Adha (June 15–June 19).

Rain is expected in the Marmara and Western Black Sea regions on the eve and first day of Eid al-Adha. By June 16 and 17, rainfall might extend to Central Anatolia, Central Aegean and the inland areas of the Mediterranean.

With the intense heatwave approaching, officials advise taking precautions to stay safe. People should stay hydrated, avoid direct sunlight during peak hours, and seek air-conditioned environments when possible.

By Newsroom Last Updated:  Jun 10, 2024 5:47 PM