Best Belek Weather Awaits You At Papillon Hotels

Papillon Hotels are featuring 3 award winning hotels, all in Belek, the Turkish Riviera. If you wish to enjoy the best Belek weather you can book now to enjoy the blue waters of Medterranean while all of the continental Europe is under a sweltering heatwave.

In this unusually hot summer of 2019,  Antalya and Belek is blessed with dry northern winds and afternoon rains. These winds keep the humididty around 30-40% which makes it much easier for guests to adapt to the weather and let them enjoy the blue Mediterranean nights much more.


The 2019 European Heat Wave

After the 2008 heat wave that has caused great damages to all Europe, the 2019 is also shaping up to be a historically hot season for both Europe and the whole world. According to European Weather Forecasting Agency June 2019 has been the hottest year surpassing June 2016 average with 0.1 Celcius, and some local temperatures around southern Europe were around 10 degrees above the normal averages.

The European heat wave started in central Germany during the start of June 2019, with temperatures reaching around 36 degrees in the state of Brandenburg. After the 25th of June temperatures reaching up to 45.9 degrees were recorded in southern France. Europe, a continent normally not known for its extreme hot summers, is now contemplating the ways it could tackle the problems which may increase in frequency in the future due to climate change.


 Belek Weather While Europe Is Suffering The Heat Wave

Antalya and Belek weather has been particularly “chill” when compared to European cities this year with 30-35 degrees heat and afternoon rains. The reason for those late afternoon rains is actually the heat wave that has grasped the central Europe. The low pressure system is creating winds in the clockwork direction thus moving the air from Ukraine and Black Sea right over to central Anatolia and Antalya.

Belek weather

When those northern winds meet with the still hot mediterranean air over the sea, they form convectional rains in the late afternoon and evenings, providing some  relief from the temperatures that hover around 30-35 degrees. Those light evening rains which are called “Kırkindi (Forty-Afternoons)” are traditional Anatolian rains mostly observed during the start of summer season and believed to last 40 days. While these “Kırkikindi” rains are not typical for Antalya, they have provided relief for many vacationers for many days during June.

Best Belek Weather Together With Blue-Flag Beaches!

Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary eco-labels awarded to beacheswhich require a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria to qualify. All Papillon Hotels feature sand beaches awarded with the prestigious Blue Flag which proves all environmental and safety standards are met and maintained.

While many Euopean cities without any shoreline are taking precautions against heat waves, Belek is always ready for the extreme weather conditions with its Blue-Flag beaches. It is always easy to hop on a direct flight to antalya and enjoy our beaches as the popular flight planning site Kayak is listing 11 UK airports for direct flights to Antalya in July.

Papillon Hotels await you in those hot “dog days of summer” to our sandy Blue-Flag beaches to revitalize in the best of Mediterranean!

Did You Know?

  • Kırkikindi (Forty-Afternoon) Rains are mostly effective in Central Anatolian Region and provides relief to those arid regions during the start of summer. Those rains increase the diversity of the central Anatolian flora and supports many endemic species.  They sometimes pass the Taurus Mountains that separates the Turkish Mediterranean Region from Central Anatolia and cause light summer rains.
  • The english term of “dog days” or “dog days of summer” are used for the hottest days of summer. In those days people suffer from lethargy mostly due to weather conditions. The English name is derived from the Roman term dies caniculares.



[1] European heatwave- France hits record temperature of 45.9C

[2] Brandenburg dubbed ‘hotspot of Europe’ as extreme weather continues

[3] New York Times: Heat Wave Nudged the Planet to Its Hottest June, European Forecasters Say


[5] Dog Days of Summer:

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