Weather in Cyprus in July
The weather in Cyprus in July is much hotter compared to other parts of Europe. Near the beach, in cities such as Paphos, Larnaca, Limassol and Ayia Napa, the daytime temperature is between 30 and 34°C. The nights across the island are very warm with temperatures around 21 – 23°C. The probability of precipitation during the month is less than 1%. July is the sunniest and cloudless month on the island. It offers approximately 31 days of sunny weather, and some of the towns in Cyprus enjoy around 400 hours of sunshine!
The sea water temperature is very high and usually does not drop below 26°C. The beaches are crowded with tourists, and the most attractive time for sunbathing and swimming are the early morning and the late afternoon. It is advisable to be very careful with the sun and to use protective sunscreen.
Far from the coast, July is the warmest month. The heat in Nicosia is impressive, and thermometers show about 37 – 38°C in the shade or about 3 to 8 degrees higher temperatures in comparison with the coastal resorts.
The lack of sea breeze enhances the feeling of hot and heavy weather. Nights are not very different from those along the coast and bring temperatures of about 22 – 23°C.
July is the hottest month not only in the interior of the island but also in the mountains. At an altitude of between 1000 and 1500 m, the air temperature is around 27 – 29°C in the shade or about 5-10 degrees lower in comparison with the low-lying areas of the island.
Therefore the Troodos Mountains with their dense forests and shady winding paths are the best alternative to escape the heat and find some pleasant coolness.