The island of Cyprus enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers from June to September and mild winters from November to March. Spring and autumn are short with varied and rapidly changing weather patterns in November and April. Storms and gales are rare, though snow does fall in the mountains. With almost year-round clear skies and sunshine, daylight length ranges from 9.8 hours in December to 14.5 hours in June.
Weather in October
Days are warm but the cooler evenings tell you that summer has already passed. The weather is a couple of degrees warmer than in the end of spring but overall rainfall is usually higher than in May at this time. On average there is one to four days of rain during October. Average maximum temperature for October is 27°C on the west coast and 28°C-29°C on the eastern-south coast and inland. On the mountains temperatures drop by four degrees in comparison with September and come to about 20°C at the daytime and 11°C at night. On the lowlands night temperatures are 16°C on the west coast and inland and 17°C-18°C on the eastern-south coast.
The average sea temperature hovers above 22°C from June to November, climbing to 27°C in August. The sea is still comfortable for swimming during October, with an average sea temperature of 24 °C.
Activities in October
Swimming, sunbathing and other beach activities are still possible in October. The evenings though, especially towards the end of the month, get cooler making it a nice time to have a long walk, to explore countryside or visit archeological and historical places. In general, October is a good period for outdoor activities. There are also some major cultural events with the biggest one being the annual “Kypria” international festival of arts.
What to wear in October
Recommended clothes are light weight apparel for the day and a light jacket or woolen jumper and cardigan for the evenings.