Most travelers head to Paphos during the summer months to take advantage of the nice weather and golden beaches.  August is the hottest month in the area and even then, temperatures rarely climb over ninety degrees.   Rain during the summer months is almost non-existent, making humidity very low in the area and the summer weather comfortable.  The water stays relatively warm and can be enjoyed throughout the summer months.

Winter in Paphos is not especially cold.  It stays between fifty degrees and sixty degrees all throughout the day during most of the winter.  However, the winter months are the rainy months in Paphos.  December and January each see about ten inches of rain.  Many travelers avoid the area during this time.

Because summer is the time to go, this is also the busiest tourist season.  Visitors wishing to avoid the crowds while still taking advantage of the excellent beach weather should visit during the late spring and early fall, just before or after the major influx of tourists.  Updated weather information for Paphos is online at http://www.wunderground.com/global/st... or http://www.findlocalweather.com/forec... .

In terms of annual events and festivals in the area, visitors seeking information about the best time to go should visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g19... .

Cyprus Weather (Based on Paphos, but also applys to other coastal resorts)

Cyprus has a superb Mediterranean climate with 340 sunny days a year. You can get a good ten-day weather forecast at uk.weather.com

 You can look at the weather in the weeks you are visiting in previous years at www.wunderground.com, and then scroll down to  History & Almanac and select the dates.

From month to month you can expect: 

January/February

 

The true winter months with night time temperatures down to 7o C. Day temperatures can be anything from 5o to 20o C; several rainy days and often quite windy. Sea a bit cold for swimming.

March

 

 

A bit like the UK spring/summer. It can be warm and sunny, but also cold and rainy. Sea is “bracing”, but OK for those used to swimming in the UK . You need a jumper/coat in the evening.

April

 

 

Like an English summer. When it is sunny it can get very hot, but there will also be some rainy days. In early April the sea is just about OK; by the end of the month it is fine. Evenings can be cool.

May/June

 

 

Hot and Sunny, with very little chance of any prolonged rain. The sea and swimming pool are very warm by the end of June.

July/August

 

 

Very hot and sunny, often 30C+ and no rain (apart from the possibility of a short thunderstorm). In Nicosia it can reach the mid-40's

September/October

 

 

Like May/June

November/December

 

 

Like an English summer. When it is sunny it can get very hot, but there will also be some rainy days; less chance of fine weather in late November and through December. Sea warm enough for swimming until mid December. 

 

  

Statistics

 

 

 Jan

 

 

Feb

 

 

Mar

 

 

Apr

 

 

May

 

Jun

 

 

Jul

 

 

Aug

 

 

Sep

 

 

Oct

 

 

Nov

 

 

Dec

 

 

Avg. Temp

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

 

13

 

 

16

 

 

20

 

 

23

 

 

26

 

 

26

 

 

24

 

 

21

 

 

17

 

 

14

 

 

Avg. Max temp

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

 

18

 

 

21

 

 

24

 

 

28

 

 

29

 

 

30

 

 

28

 

 

26

 

 

22

 

 

19

 

 

Avg. Min Temp

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

11

 

 

14

 

 

17

 

 

20

 

 

21

 

 

18

 

 

16

 

 

12

 

 

9

 

 

Avg. Rain Days

 

 

9

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

5

 

 

2

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

 During the winter months it gets dark as early as it does here. But it also gets warm very quickly in the morning. In December the temperature can be 24o C by 9.30am, but it gets dark at 4pm.

 From late December to early March there is snow on the Trodos mountains, so you can ski in the morning and, on a nice day in March, swim in the sea in the afternoon