Weather in Ankara
At an elevation of 900m (3,000ft), Ankara experiences significant seasonal temperature variations. Winters are characteristically cold and crisp with summers often sweltering. Temperatures can drop well below zero in January (though 3ºC is the norm) while July and August can see temperatures soar to well over 30ºC (86ºF). Ramadan, the Muslim fast, is an important consideration for visitors keen to trawl Ankara's many great pavement bars and cafés. Though some establishments stay open, public consumption is discouraged and many prefer to close for this period.