It’s Snowing in Turkey | Adapazarı

Snow Turkey 2011

Snow in Adapazarı March 2011

Every winter I used to come and visit my Husband before moving to Turkey.  Whenever I told anyone I was off to Turkey for a few weeks in the middle of winter, I was told how lucky I was to be heading to Turkey for some warm and sunshine.

I would then have to tell them that it is winter in Turkey also and that the weather can be just as bad as it is in the UK.  They would look surprised and I would explain to them about the weather climate in Turkey.

In Scotland, there is no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes. ~ Billy Connelly

Turkey has wonderfully hot summers, which if you are on the coast are manageable but if you move in land with no breeze it can be unbearable.  The in the winter especially in the East the winters are extremely cold and worse than what we experience in Scotland with temperatures dropping to -10 and below in some parts.

For those that live along the Mediterranean and Aegean coast’s the extremes are slightly less with top temperatures in the summer around 40c and averaging in the winter around 10c.  Not to bad when you compare that to the UK.  However some winters are worse than others and temperatures do drop to allow it snow.

It might even surprise some that Turkey has 12 ski resorts.  The most well know being the Uludag ski resort in Bursa. The slopes here in Turkey may not be as fashionable as others but they offer a great

Snow in Turkey 2011

Snow in Adapazarı March 2011

alternative for a winter holiday in Turkey.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~ John Ruskin

The 2010/2011 winter has been one of those winters where nearly every part of the country has had snow and low temperatures.

This morning 9/03/2011 we woke up to the predicted snow forecast at the beginning of the

week.  It started to snow at the start of the previous evening and as I write this it is still snowing.

Snow in Turkey 2011

Our Snow convered Balcony, Adapazarı March 2011

Remember if you are coming in the winter time to pack some winter woollies you never know what the weather will do.

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