(last update: September 2022)
I know I’m asking for a lot of trouble here, but while the rest of Europe gets the first taste of winter misery, Cyprus is still enjoying extended summer, even in October. And it will last for probably another month.
If you’re wondering about Cyprus weather in October, this post will answer all the questions you may be having!
Cyprus Weather in October
A lot of the questions I get via email are about the weather in Cyprus, especially in the winter and spring months, so I decided to do a little update each month, especially for those who are planning a holiday and have no idea what to expect here in those less crowded months.
I personally think October is one of the best months to visit Cyprus. Cyprus weather in October is super pleasant, and you can fully enjoy your holiday without having to worry about scorching hot temperatures or rainy days.
Cyprus Weather in October: The Averages
General Weather Conditions: Sunny but not hot. The perfect weather! Rarely a rainy day.
Day Temperature: 25-30 °C
Sun: 26 sunny days.
Rain: 2-3 rainy days. Rains for a few hours and sun shines again after that.
Clouds: 2-3 cloudy days.
Swimming: Water temperature 22-26 °C
Sunset: The sun sets at 18:30
Temperatures in October
The day temperatures are still perfect for sunbathing and swimming in the sea, and the sea water is still very warm.
Evenings and early mornings are colder than in September but not so cold that you would need a jacket.
The temperatures in October in Cyprus hover around mid-twenties generally, but you can get some hot sunny days when the temperatures climb higher.
Tourism in October
Streets are less crowded, even though tourists seem to be arriving more and more for the October holidays. Cyprus Tourism Organisation seems to be actively promoting Cyprus as a winter destination, so we can all expect that in the coming years, even October will feel like the middle of the summer, at least in terms of the number of tourists.
Paphos is generally one of the least crowded places on the island and the shift in tourist season is very noticeable.
Popular hotspots like Ayia Napa are still full in force and you can bet your money on the fact you won’t be alone on a deserted beach. Restaurants are still busy, but not overcrowded as it was just a month ago. Generally, it feels a little easier to breathe after the main wave of visitors passed.
At a time of writing this post, 1st November, the weather is still pretty amazing. 26C today and sunny ALL DAY long. October was pretty much the same story.
We had two highly anticipated rainy days when we got a few showers, what felt like a much welcome break from the heat.
Booking a Holiday in Cyprus in October
Choosing October for your holiday in Cyprus is a pretty safe bet.
Cyprus weather in October is very stable, you won’t be surprised by a week-long stretch of rain or anything to that extent.
Cyprus is also not as crowded as its usually the case in September, but the tourist numbers are increasing every year for the winter season too.
If you’re already packing for your booked holiday, you can get away with summer clothes, but throw in some light cardigans or jackets for the late evenings and early mornings when the temperatures are a bit lower.
Cyprus Weather: Local Updates Month by Month
In case you are wondering about other times of the year, I have prepared a detailed monthly update for each month of the year, check them out here:
Cyprus: Recommended Day Trips & Experiences
If you’re looking for some cool experiences and day trips to get the most out of your stay in Cyprus, here are some recommended trips offered by local travel companies:
- Troodos Mountain Villages & Wineries Tours
- From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops
- From Ayia Napa: Enchanted Lagoon Jeep Safari
- Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local
- From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour
- From Paphos: Nicosia Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Transfer
- From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite
- From Paphos: Troodos, Paphos Forest, Kykkos, and Omodos Tour
- From Larnaca: Famagusta and Salamis Tour
- From Larnaca: Pafos and Kourion Coach Tour in English
- From Limassol: Kourion & Paphos Tour