Famagusta’s location is on the east coast of the island of Cyprus. The actual city is a “ghost town” due to the Turkish invasion of 1974. Varosha that used to be so thriving, is not accessible due to Turkish army restrictions. Varosha still remains isolated and unpopulated even today. But the remaining free area is rich of life and pulsating nightlife. Before Famagusta’s occupation, it was an attractive vacation spot for the wealthy and popular for its hotels and beautiful beaches. Now the Protaras and Ayia Napa areas close by are between the most attractive holiday spots in the Mediterranean.
The weather in the Famagusta area during the summer is hot and reliably sunny. Following you will find the average temperatures for each month which will help you figure out what is the best time for you to visit the area. During the months of December, January and February, the average temperature is 14°C (57°F), 12°C (54°F) and 12°C (54°F) respectively. During March, April and May, the average temperature is 14°C (57°F), 17°C (63°F) and 21°C (70°F) respectively. For the months of June, July and August, the average temperature is 24°C (75°F), 27°C (81°F) and 27°C (81°F) again respectively. Lastly, for September, October and November, the average temperature is 25°C (77°F), 22°C (72°F) and 17°C (63°F) respectively.
For Famagusta, the average rainfall is 80mm in December, 62mm in January, 52mm in February, 42mm in March, 12mm in April, 9mm in May, 1mm in June, 0mm in July, 0mm in August, 0mm in September, 19mm in October, and 43mm in November. This makes the summer season the best time to visit Famagusta if you do not like rain during your vacation. However, there are a lot of tourists who choose to visit the Famagusta area during spring and autumn because there is less humidity and the air is cooler giving you a fresher feeling.