Autumn in Bodrum

The autumn in Bodrum is an excellent season to explore the region and enjoy the beaches at the same time. Although the weather temperatures start decreasing in September, it is usually hot enough to enjoy the sun and the beaches of Bodrum, until late October. Sea temperatures, on the other hand, reach to the highest of the year in September, after getting warm all summer. The locals even have a name for these months: The Yellow Summer.

September is the going-home time. Most of the tourists and vacation house owners leave the town until the next summer. Now, it is local’s turn to relax and enjoy the beauty of their hometown after working around the clock in summer for their guests.

A boat trip at autumn in Bodrum
A boat trip in the yellow summer

Excessive temperatures drop to more favourable levels for physical activities, like walking and hiking. It is a great opportunity to explore new and exciting places in the Aegean Region by taking long walks or participating in events organized by nature sports clubs.

There are more than 450 active art and culture societies in the Bodrum Peninsula. That is why concerts, conferences, and exhibitions do not stop all year. Warm weather and the availability of open-air venues for better rates, also make autumn in Bodrum the most favourable time for the organizers and curators.

Historical Data for Autumn in Bodrum

  September October November
Average Temperature (°C) 24.5 20.3 15.8
Average Highest Temperature (°C) 30.3 25.5 20.2
Highest Temperature (°C) 39.8 38.9 31.0
Average Lowest Temperature (°C) 20.4 16.7 12.7
Lowest Temperature (°C) 10.8 10.8 2.0
Average Sea Temperature (°C) 25.0 23.0 20.0
Mean Monthly Sunshine Hours (hr) 9.0 7.2 5.4
Number of Average Rainy Days (day) 1.5 5.1 8.5
Monthly Average Total Rainfall (kg/m2) 10.7 45.0 93.6

Autumn Tips

After a busy summer, locals fill the cafes, restaurants, and the beaches to relax and enjoy the yellow summer. Just saying “hello” to one of them, may lead to a long and pleasant conversation, if one would wish to learn more about the local culture.

The low season begins approximately in mid-September. As the demand decreases, hotel prices and flight rates also decrease, letting you to do more with the same budget.

With October, some hotels and entertainment venues shut down their operations for the winter. In November, towns like Bitez, Torba, Akyarlar, Turkbuku, Torba and Gumbet look deserted with only a few cafés or restaurants keeping their doors open all year round.

There are still a substantial number of hotels, restaurants and bars staying open throughout the year, especially in Bodrum, Turgutreis and Yalikavak which are the biggest towns in the peninsula.

Autumn weather in Bodrum's bars street
Autumn in Bodrum

Autumn in Bodrum is also popular for weekend vacations. The local population doubles with the arrival of big city runaways from Friday to Sunday. If your travel schedule covers a weekend, do not forget to book your hotel room, or reserve your table at your favourite restaurant before arriving.

The clothing for the autumn in Bodrum is quite similar to the summer season. In addition to hats, t-shirts, shorts, sunglasses, swimsuits, and sunscreens, you may also need sweatshirts, raincoats and jeans for light rains and cooler nights. In November, do bring a warmer coat just to be on the safe side.

If you are taken by surprise by the unexpected changes in the weather, do not worry. Turkey is a textile country, and you can find a vast number of textile products at affordable prices everywhere you go, including the Bodrum clothing market.

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