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The climate of Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus) (United Kingdom)
The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia are located on the island of Cyprus and are UK military bases. These military bases are still in Cyprus which used to be a British Crown Colony. After Cyprus became independent in 1960 Great Britain did not want to give up its military position on Cyprus so the bases remained. These two bases have their own laws and judicial system which is almost equal to that of Cyprus. Akrotiri is located in the southwestern part of the island in the vicinity of Limassol. Dhekelia is located in the southeastern part of the island. These two bases have a population of about 15,000. The commander in chief of these bases is also the administrator of this part of the United Kingdom. Just like the rest of Cyprus the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia have a Mediterranean climate with long and dry summers and short and mild winters. During the winter heavy rainfall is not uncommon, snowfall may even occur. Winters are very mild. Subzero temperatures are uncommon, even during the coldest nights. The temperature of the sea is pleasant all year round. During the summer it may be quite warm. However, an ever blowing sea wind offers some cooling.


Climate figures
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Sovereign base Areas on Cyprus)

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 14 6 5 12 18
February 15 6 6 11 17
March 17 7 7 9 17
April 21 11 9 5 18
May 25 14 10 3 20
June 29 18 12 1 24
July 32 20 12 1 26
August 32 20 11 1 27
September 30 18 10 1 27
October 26 15 8 4 24
November 21 11 7 7 22
December 16 8 5 12 19
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below are for Akrotiri and Dhekelia (Sovereign base Areas on Cyprus). Please, bear in mind that local deviations may occur

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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