The climate of the Troodos Mountain range (Cyprus)
Who wants to escape from the heat in the coastal regions of Cyprus can
seek cooling in the Troodos mountain range. With altitudes up to 1,951
meters (Mount Olympis) it is much cooler here than in the lower areas.
Differences in temperatures with other places on Cyprus are 8-12
degrees Celsius on average. During the winter subzero temperatures are
not uncommon. In the highest areas there is often enough snowfall to
go skiing. Cyprus will probably never become a popular winter sports
destination, but it offers something different from the popular winter
sports destinations. The mountains are also ideal for hikers and
cyclists. Many routes are situated on the leeward side, because of the
lower temperatures it is very pleasant to go walking or cycling in the
Troodos mountain range. The mountain range is also much wetter than
other areas on Cyprus. Most places on Cyprus only get 100 millimeters
of annual precipitation, most of which falls during the winter. The
Troodos mountain range gets 800-900 millimeters of annual
precipitation. Even in June, July and August there is 10-15
millimeters of precipitation. Still not much but it says something
about the unique climatological position of the mountains.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for the areas between 1,000-1,400 meters in the
Troodos mountain range. The lower areas are warmer and drier, the
higher regions are wetter and colder.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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