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|Monday, 17 August 2009|
What's the weather like in Kalkan? This has got to be one of the most commonly asked questions when British people are planning to come to this wonderful part of the Turquoie Coast.
Let's be honest, the Brits do have an obsession with the weather.
But first of all, if you want to know the current weather, click here for the latest KTLN weather report.Climate or weather?
What's the difference? Climate can be described as the prevailing weather conditions experienced in a region over a considerable length of time - many years. Weather is atmospheric events that you experience on a day to day basis, such as temperatures, precipitation, humidity and wind.
The Kalkan Climate
Climatologists would say that Kalkan has a temperate climate. More specifically it has a dry summer subtropical climate, but it is probably most often referred to simply as a Mediterranean climate.
Typically, you get a wet winter and a sunny, dry summer that may give rise to drought conditions. You can observe similar climates in the Cape Town area of South Africa, central Chile and south western Australia.
However it can still get a bit uncomfortable for many people in the mid-day sun of late July and August, (mad dogs and Englishmen excepted).
In winter the same moderating effect of the sea means that it very rarely freezes or snows. In the winter of 2008/9 one night saw a light dusting of snow settle, and water in the KTLN mop bucket froze, but it was all gone before the morning was over.
It can be torrential when it comes, and given that Kalkan is at the foot of a mountain, you can witness torrents whooshing down the roads to the harbour. Certain roads can be severely damaged by these storm flash floods.
Weather conditons associated with this wind are warm temperatures and blue, cloudless skies. The cooling effect of these winds is most welcome on hot summer days.
The Khamsin wind is the name given to the dry, dusty and mostly hot wind that heads across the Mediterranean from Africa. The temperature of these winds can be in excess of 40 degrees centigrade, and the air has very little humidity, bringing an experience that is not dissimilar to a hairdryer. You can tell when they have been because as well as the heat, everything is covered in a layer of dust. These winds are most frequent in the spring, from February to June, but they can also visit Kalkan in summer.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014|