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Summer starts in Türkiye with heat wave, cooling showers to follow

Summer starts in Türkiye with heat wave, cooling showers to follow
By Newsroom
Jun 4, 2024 1:16 PM

Starting this week, temperatures in Türkiye will rise significantly, with many regions expecting to reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) by Friday. Following the heat wave, rain showers are forecasted for the weekend.

Türkiye has officially entered summer both in terms of the calendar and the weather. Temperatures began to climb on June 3 and will continue to do so, reaching around 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The scorching heat will dominate the country until Friday, after which many regions will experience rain throughout the weekend.

Weather in Türkiye on June 4

On Tuesday, temperatures across Türkiye will rise rapidly. The minimum daytime temperature will be 77 degrees Fahrenheit nationwide, with most provinces seeing temperatures above 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

The hottest cities are expected to be Aydin and Adana at 107.6 degrees, while Manisa will reach 105.8 degrees. Denizli, Kilis, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Kahramanmaras, and Osmaniye are forecasted to hit 104 degrees.

Brief rain showers are expected only in Hakkari, Kutahya, Eskisehir, Afyonkarahisar, and their surroundings. Holiday destinations will also see temperatures between 95 and 104 degrees.

Temperatures to soar on June 5

No rain is expected anywhere in Türkiye on Wednesday. Temperatures will continue to rise, making it the hottest day of the week with temperatures ranging between 86 and 107.6 degrees. Aydin will again be the hottest city.

Rain forecast for June 6

On Thursday, rain showers are forecasted for the northern parts of Central Anatolia and the cities of Edirne, Kirklareli, Kars, Erzurum and Ardahan. Temperatures in other cities will decrease slightly by 1-2 degrees. Sanliurfa will be the hottest city at 107.6 degrees (42°C), with extreme heat continuing in the earthquake-affected regions.

Rain to continue on June 7

On Friday, the rain will affect a broader area, including Central Anatolia, the Aegean, the Mediterranean, and the northern parts of Eastern Anatolia.

Extreme heat will persist in the earthquake-affected regions and Southeastern Anatolia, with temperatures around 104 degrees. Other regions will see a drop in temperatures.

Cooler weather on June 8

Rain will continue in the same regions on Saturday, with cooler weather expected in other provinces.

The rain is expected to persist through Sunday and Monday as well.

Temperatures to rise in Türkiye in the second week of June

Temperatures across the country are set to rise by 42.8 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit next week. Sanliurfa, Mardin, and Adana will see temperatures exceeding 104 degrees. Warnings for dust transport have been issued for the Marmara and Aegean regions.

General Directorate of Meteorology’s weather forecast expert Fevzi Burak Tekin discussed the rising temperatures: “Especially in the southern, inner, and western regions, temperatures will exceed seasonal norms by 6 to 10 degrees. In the coastal regions of the Black Sea, temperatures will be 3 to 6 degrees above seasonal norms.”

He added, “We expect temperatures in Southeastern Anatolia to surpass 104 degrees, with Sanliurfa and Mardin reaching 107.6 degrees and Adana exceeding 104 degrees.”

The Turkish Directorate of Meteorology forecasts dust transport for the Marmara and Aegean regions. While most of the country can expect partly cloudy or clear skies, caution is advised as dust is expected to reach the coastal Aegean on Tuesday and spread to the southern Marmara and Aegean regions by Wednesday.

Weather in 3 biggest cities in Türkiye

No rain is expected in Ankara, Istanbul, or Izmir. In Ankara, the weather will be partly cloudy and mostly clear, with temperatures above 86 degrees. In Istanbul, temperatures will range between 86 and 91.4 degrees, while Izmir will see temperatures between 93.2 and 96.8 degrees.

Last Updated:  Jun 6, 2024 3:28 PM