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Mardin Weather And Best Time To Visit Mardin
South-east Turkey has seen fewer tourists over the last few years simply because of its unfortunate proximity to turbulent zones. However, the city is now safe and the Government has been trying to raise awareness and tourism within the city of Mardin. Its charming beauty comes from the fact that the old city of Mardin is atop a hill and has architectural influence from different cultures like Assyrian, Kurdish, Arab and of course Turkish. Being a Mediterranean city, the best time to visit Mardin would be during Spring or Fall when the temperatures are not too hot or cold. But summers too can be fun (though extremely hot), as it would still be less crowded, compared to other parts of Turkey. For a seasonal guide and weather changes in Mardin, read on.
Spring (March to May)
The months of spring are blessed with the sun as well as cold winds still ripe from winter. It's the perfect season for tourists to have a relaxed holiday. March can get cold with the minimum temperature going down to 7°C but by May the temperature averages at 24°C in the day and is warm. You can expect a couple of rainy days in these months - but not enough to dampen your mood.
The Mardin Cherry Festival and Antep Hazelnut Trees Vaccination Festival occur every year in May. It's a fun-filled festival that you can enjoy with the whole family where you can participate in traditional activities and enjoy Turkish song & dance.
Summer (June to August)
The summers in Mardin can be quite hot with temperatures going up to 40°C. But with the right sun protection, you can get away with it. The city of Mardin isn't as crowded as some of the other cities in Turkey - so if you're looking for a sunny vacation, summer is the perfect time for you. There is no rain during these months. Every June, the Mardin Film Festival takes place. It's a great way to experience the local festivities as the town is buzzing with activities and screenings around this time. You might also spot celebrities from the Turkish Film Industry!
Autumn (September to November)
The weather in autumn is relatively peaceful, with the temperature going down from 35°C in September to 19°C in November. There is a slight chance of rainfall, possibly for a couple of days. It is a pleasant time for hiking and other outdoor activities.
The International Youth and Children’s Theatre Festival happens in November every year, which if you have kids, makes it a lovely time to visit. The festival basically involves children from different parts of the world to perform on stage.
Winter (December to February)
Mardin has cold winters and the temperature goes down to 4°C and it can also snow occasionally. It is a lovely sight to see a white sheet over the old city of Mardin. However, it is a dull tourist season during this period. There aren't any specific festivals or events that happen annually in winter.