A sailors’ paradise in Eastern Mediterranean
Cyprus has the warmest climate and warmest winters in the Mediterranean part of the European Union.. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24°C (75°F) during the day and 14°C (57°F) at night. Among all cities in the Mediterranean part of the European Union, Limassol has the warmest winters, in the period January–February, when the average temperature is 17–18°C (63–64°F) during the day and 8–9°C (46–48°F) at night. June and September, on the coast, the average temperature is usually around 30°C (86°F) during the day and around 20°C (68°F) at night. The average annual temperature of the sea around Cyprus is 21–22°C (70–72°F)
Winds are generally light to moderate and variable in direction. In broad lines Cyprus’s wind is characterized by two seasons: steady southwest sea breeze in the summer averaging 16 knots 5 to 6 days per week, and wind variable in strength, frequency and direction during the winter.