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Van Climate & Temperature

  • Van, Turkey is at 3828'N, 4321'E, 1671 m (5482 ft). See map.
  • Van has a snow dry, warm summer climate with at least one month colder than -3 C. This climate is usually at even higher elevations than Dsa climates near locations that are warm temperate with dry, hot summers (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dsb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Van is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 8.7 degrees Celsius (47.6 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26.1 °C (47°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Van Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 2.4°C (36.4°F) on average falling to -6.9°C (19.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 12.3°C (54.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 2°C (35.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 26.3°C (79.4°F) and average low temperatures are 12.6°C (54.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 16.9°C (62.5°F) during the day and lows of 5°C (41°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 385.1 mm (15.2 inches) which is equivalent to 385.1 Litres/m (9.45 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2648 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Van you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Van Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 2 (36) 6 (44) 13 (55) 18 (65) 23 (74) 28 (82) 28 (82) 24 (75) 17 (62) 10 (50) 4 (39) 15 (58)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (24) -3 (26) 1 (34) 7 (45) 13 (55) 18 (64) 22 (71) 21 (70) 17 (62) 10 (50) 4 (39) -1 (30) 9 (48)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (17) -8 (18) -3 (27) 2 (36) 7 (44) 10 (50) 14 (57) 14 (57) 10 (50) 5 (41) 0 (32) -5 (24) 3 (38)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 35 (1) 34 (1) 42 (2) 54 (2) 50 (2) 21 (1) 4 (0) 7 (0) 14 (1) 48 (2) 42 (2) 34 (1) 385 (15)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 8 (26) 7 (25) 9 (29) 9 (30) 8 (26) 3 (10) 1 (3) 1 (3) 2 (7) 6 (19) 8 (27) 6 (19) 68 (19)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 11' 5h 12' 5h 11' 7h 24' 9h 05' 11h 18' 11h 36' 10h 05' 7h 48' 5h 42' 5h 00' 4h 17' 7h 14'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 48' 10h 41' 11h 53' 13h 10' 14h 14' 14h 47' 14h 32' 13h 37' 12h 23' 11h 06' 10h 02' 9h 31' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 43 (57) 49 (51) 44 (56) 57 (43) 65 (35) 77 (23) 81 (19) 75 (25) 64 (36) 52 (48) 51 (49) 46 (54) 60 (40)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 31.6 40.9 51.8 63.4 71.7 75 71.9 63.6 52.2 40.7 31.5 28.1 51.8

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