North Cyprus enjoys what has come to be known as typical Mediterranean weather. This is normally characterized by long dry summers which last from the middle of May to the middle of October and mild winters that last from December to February. Northern Cyprus only has a short autumn and spring.
Summer in North Cyprus is known to be a season of extreme highs and cloudless blue skies. This is also the high season in terms of tourism and beaches, and while it does get pretty hot the coastal areas are given a reprise with the pleasant sea breeze. During this season light clothing is recommended and in reality all that you will need. Also it is recommended that you wear a hat and sunglasses.
Winters in North Cyprus are mild and while snow is a rare event rain is not. In this season you should be prepared for all sorts of weather. Although it does not reach the extremes in terms of freezing it is still recommended that you pack for winter weather in Northern Cyprus.Spring and Autumn in North Cyprus is a mild time of year and you can mostly get away with using light clothing although temperatures drop at night and you might need a light jacket or pullover
The last census conducted in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was in the year 1996 and showed a population of 183,220. It was recorded that 50% of these people live in cities while the other half live in the Northern Cyprus country side. Also the literacy rate among adults was recorded to be 99%.
North Cyprus Public Holidays
|1 January||New Year's Day|
|23 April||Children's Day|
|1 May||Labour Day|
|19 May||Youth and Sports Day|
|20 July||Peace and Freedom Day|
|30 August||Victory Day|
|29 October||Turkish Republic Day|
|15 November||Northern Cyprus Republic Day|
Please also note that there are various religious holidays in North Cyprus which is known as “Bayrams”. These Northern Cyprus holidays do not have fixed dates and like the Christian holiday of Easter tend to change every year.
Power in Northern Cyprus operates at 240 volts and at 50 hertz. The wall sockets are normally of the U.K. style, three flat pin type. Although please note that there is no set standard when it comes to appliances bought in the North Cyprus therefore in many cases you may need an adapter.