When to Go in Larnaca

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Larnaca’s climate boasts of rich sunshine and pleasant conditions all around the year. Since it is located on the eastern coast of the Republic of Cyprus on the Mediterranean Sea, Larnaca is a major sea-side tourist resort famous for its scenic beaches and picturesque promenades lined up by lovely tropical palm trees. The Larnaca when to go guide gives visitors comprehensive information on the climate and best time to visit this trendy beach town.

General Climate

Larnaca generally sports a warm and dry climate, with some rainfall during the months of November to March. Changes in the weather are mainly determined by factors like the distance of the spot from the coast and the altitude of the region. Lanarca strategically lies at a low altitude and is also located on the Mediterranean coast; hence it enjoys a beautiful climate throughout the year. The summers are relatively long, while winters are cold and dry and these 2 main seasons are punctuated by short spells of spring and autumn.

Summers in Larnaca

Summers is Larnaca are long, cloudless and warm, with the sun scorching its beaches for almost 12 hours a day. Although afternoons can get sultry, the heat is doused by a soothing evening breeze. Summer temperatures in Larnaca range between of 35 degrees C and 40 degrees C and there is very little or no rainfall during the peak summers.

Summers are relatively less intense during the months of June and September, when the temperatures rest at an average of approximately 25 degrees C. July and August are hotter and see a steep climb in the summer temperatures.

Several tourists visit the town in summers and there are a host of musical concerts and other cultural festivals scheduled during this period.  It starts raining during late September and the period from December to February is the wettest period in Larnaca, when it is not advisable for tourists to visit this town.

Winters in Larnaca

Winters in Larnaca are moderate and witness a few bouts of rainfall, especially during the period of November through April. The Troodos Mountains in the neighboring region witness snowfall during winters, although it’s not seen in the coastal resorts.

The average temperatures in winters rest between 12 to 13 degrees C from December to February. February and December see a slight rise in the temperature, however January, at approximately 15 degrees C, remains the coldest month in the Cyprian town.

The period from November to March has an average rainfall of approximately 5 to 8 days in a month, with January being the rainiest month. There are tiny depressions that sweep the Mediterranean Sea during winters, which cause a few days of disturbed and uneven weather in Larnaca.

Lanarca’s lovely Mediterranean coastal setting lends it a year-round pleasant climate that is more prominent during its tropical summers when tourists throng here to lounge on its beaches.


February 08, 2010 new by sameera kumar

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