Limassol is situated on the southern coast of Cyprus and has a typical Mediterranean climate having hot summers and soft winters. It is located between the ancient cities of Amathous and Kourion. Shipping and International transportation were always of vital importance to the island of Cyprus, and shipping remains still one of the major activities of the busy Business community of Limassol. Its population is approximately 180,000 and Limassol is the second largest city on the island, but yet the largest geographically.
Limassol is also the perfect spot for vacation due to its amazing beaches, exciting archeological sites and beautiful mountain villages in the Troodos mountain range which is lying to the north of the city. With that being said, the island has a key role in strengthening the economy of Cyprus especially during the summer season when tourists combine a morning by the beach and an evening enjoying the beautiful sky up on the mountains. Tourists also love Limassol due to its many traditional festivals and celebrations like the infamous wine festival. Moreover, the renowned nightlife of the town with thousands of discos, clubs and bars right on the beach, gives holiday makers a unique feeling of freedom.
Summer is the most popular season for tourists who visit Limassol, since they are able to enjoy a lot of water sports and sunbathing when the weather is too hot for other activities such as sightseeing and walking around the city. In May and October, temperature are averaging around 23°C while during June, July, August and September the temperature can reach up to 34°C, especially in August. During the evenings however, it is much cooler due to late afternoon mild winds coming from the Mediterranean Sea. As it was said before, during August, the temperatures can rise up to 34°C so you are advised to take the necessary precautions to avoid sunburns. Humidity is also very high in Limassol during the summer months, which can be a little uncomfortable, so you are advised to be dressed lightly and drink a lot of water and other liquids. Leave Beer and alcohol for your evening outings to the many traditional restaurants and busy nightspots
The winter in Cyprus is very mild compare to northern European countries. December and January have approximately 8 days of rain each which makes them the most rainy winter months. The two coldest months however, are January and February during which the temperature hardly ever reaches above 18°C during the day and 9°C during nighttime. The winter season begins in early December and lasts until about the end of February. Even during winter times, there are also approximately 5 or 6 hours per day when the sun is out there are also days when winds are so strong that can lead to storms. During December, the average minimum temperature is 6°C, 7°C during January and 8°C during February. During the day, the temperatures vary depending on the wind and on whether or not there is sun but it can rise up to 20°C.
The shortest seasons in Cyprus are spring and autumn. During these seasons there are a lot of changes in the temperature and the weather varies. In spring and autumn tourists visit Cyprus to explore the island since the weather is more applicable for this kind of activity. In March, the temperature has an average high of 17°C and in November the temperature is one of 21°C. As for the sea, the water temperature is approximately 17°C during the spring yet the mountains flourish. Even though there are some rainy days, most of the days during both months are sunny, with spring more chilly than autumn. Autumn lasts from October until November and during that period of time the temperatures can be as low as 12°C (54°F) and can reach up to 29°C (84°F). During autumn, the weather changes yearly like for instance during October of 2009 there were vicious thunderstorms and during October of 2007 the weather was very dry.