Climate
One of the best things about Cyprus and the advantage is has over the rest of europe’s resorts is its intense Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers from early–May to late–October, and short, mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.  You will be sunbathing and possibly still be swimming in April and November.  You can’t do that in France or Spain!!

Our Summer is a season of high temperatures in the 30’s  with cloudless skies, but the sea breeze creates a pleasant atmosphere in the coastal areas. Isolated thundershowers are sometimes possible but these are mainly up in the mountains during early afternoons.

Winters are very mild with some rain and even snow with skiing up on the Troodos Mountains (usually starting before Christmas).

The island enjoys abundant sunshine even in December and January when there is an average of six hours of bright sunshine per day, whilst in the six ‘summer’ months, there is an average of 11.5 hours of bright sunshine per day!

 

Temperatures and Weather Conditions
Daily temperatures during the hottest months of July and August range between 30° C on the central plain, and 24° C on the Troodos Mountains if you want to cool off a little. The average maximum temperatures for these two months range between 38° C and 27° C. In January, the coolest month, the indicative daily temperature is 15° C and 3° C on the higher parts of the Troodos Mountains

Sea Temperatures
The temperature in the open sea hovers above 22° C from June to November, climbing to 27° C in August. Even during the three coolest months of January to March, the average sea temperature is an acceptable 16° or 17° C and you can still find people swimming off Mckenzie Beach after their morning stroll.

Air Humidity
During the days in winter – and at night throughout the year – humidity ranges from average to slightly low (65% – 95%). During summer it is very low near midday, ranging from 15% to 30%.

Winds
Winds over the island are relatively variable in direction and strength, there is usually a welcoming breeze around Kiti and Fig Tree Villa.

What to Wear
April-May
Days are pleasantly warm during this period but it can still get slightly chilly at night during April. This is an excellent season for those who prefer to enjoy nature, cycling and walking and exploring the villages, as the countryside is green and flowers are in bloom and Easter is widely celebrated during April so there’s always a festive feeling and lots going on.
The clothing advised is:
– Medium-weight and summer apparel.
– Light woollies or long-sleeved cotton for the evenings.

June-July-August
The warmest months of summer Ideal for swimming and all beach/water activities.  June is our absolute favourite month, always a pleasant 28 degrees and excited feeling in the air with anticipation of the arrival of summer.  The evenings remain hot, so its really lovely to sit outside with friends and a cool glass of wine in the garden by the pool all evening.
The clothing advised is:
Very lightweight summer clothing, bikinis, and shorts especially are the order of the day in July and August.

September-October
This season is characterized by warm to hot days and cooler October evenings. Swimming, sunbathing and watersports are still fine during this period.  The wine festival is celebrated in Limassol in the balmy September evenings.
The clothing advised is:
– Lightweight apparel for the day.
– Medium-weight apparel for the evenings in October.

November
This month has pleasantly warm days and cool evenings. Lunch in the open–air can still be enjoyed, and even sunbathing and swimming can too, along with most outdoor sports. The weather is ideal for autumn travel.
The clothing advised is: – Medium-weight apparel with Light Woollies for the evenings.

December-January
These are seen as the winter months by the Cypriots, but are normally considered as autumn temperatures by most foreign visitors. It may rain occasionally, yet the promise of glorious sunshine is still there. Outdoor activities and excursions can still be enjoyed.
The clothing advised is:
Winter clothing, but heavy coats are really not required.  You may even be walking around in T-Shirts on fine days and lunching outside.

February
The weather is changeable, with the possibility of warm days and occasional rain. Whilst temperatures are the harbingers of spring, it can be quite cold in the evenings once the sun goes down.  Almond trees are in bloom and conditions are ideal for snow skiing on the Troodos mountain range.  Carnival is widely celebrated in Cyprus for two weeks in February so its a fun month with lots of parties going on.
The clothing advised is:  Winter apparel, jackets maybe but not heavy coats.

March
The weather is moderate, with plenty of sunshine and nature at its best. Most outdoor activities can be enjoyed, and March is an excellent period for long country walks, sightseeing in the villages and lunching outside.
The clothing advised is:  Winter apparel with medium–weight wear.