Kalkan's Climate

Kalkan is located in southern Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea at latitude of 36.25 degrees north and 29.40 degrees east. The Taurus Mountains rise steeply behind Kalkan to an altitude of over 1500 feet, and influence its climate, which is often compared to that of southern California. Kalkan experiences weather conditions typical of the southern Mediterranean; long dry summers with very little rainfall, and mild winters. Rainfall of around 167mm in December and January can be expected on average, with between 78mm-125mm expected between February and March. Storms in late autumn and January to March can contribute a good proportion of the rainfall total, but even during this period, sunshine hours are on average 9 per day in November, 7 in December and 8 in January and February.



Kalkan Min And Max Temperatures And Rainfall


Kalkan experiences the Meltemi winds in the summer months. They tend to come from the north to north west, blowing warm air down the Aegean Sea, with maximum speeds building up through the day, and petering out into the evening. The winds are usually associated with warm temperatures, and clear blue skies. They can also have a cooling effect in the heat of the summer. The Khamsin winds, which are mostly a hot, dry and dusty occasionally, blow across the Mediterranean from Africa. High temperatures and little or no humidity are associated with this weather pattern.