September in Cyprus can often be as hot as August. However for the sake of these pages, I am counting it as the start of Autumn. And on the whole, the Autumn months in Cyprus are pleasant and energising for those of us who live here. Autumn is often the time when retired people visit the island. Fewer children are about, since schools start again for a new year. Airline prices are cheaper than in the summer high season period. Best of all, the weather gradually becomes cooler, particularly towards the end of the Autumn.
September remains warm, generally about 24-30C in the daytime. However the humidity has usually gone, at least by the end of the month. This makes the weather in Cyprus feel more pleasant. There is always the possibility of rain in September. Clouds gather quite threateningly some days. But there is not usually very much. The first rain brings people out in the street to cheer and dance. It also brings a lot of dust from the roofs of the houses! Some trees begin to shed their leaves, but there are few Autumnal colours in Cyprus. Many trees have their own seasons which are quite distinct from the more traditional ones.
October is usually still fairly warm too, similar to April in temperature. It is another popular month for British tourists on holiday. When we first arrived here at the end of October 1997, we thought it extremely hot. We were a bit shocked to learn that it was considered pleasantly cool, at 25C.
Now we are more acclimatised, and enjoy October. We switch back from shorts to jeans and get out the thin duvets to put on our beds. There is often a fair amount of rain in October. It is much needed. By this time of year, Cyprus usually looks very brown and dry after the drought of the Summer.
November usually starts pleasantly. Then the temperatures suddenly drop around the end of the first or second week. There is often quite a bit of rain. November brings the feeling that the extended summer really has finished at last. We find our sweatshirts and fleeces, and get out the medium weight duvets fairly quickly. Temperatures at the start of the month range from about 20-25C during the daytime, but by the end can be down to 15C or even lower. Still, it doesn’t feel cold in the sunshine during the daytime. Many tourists prefer Cyprus when the weather is like this.
Cyprus weather forecasts
For a reasonably accurate ten-day forecast, the UK Weather site seems to be the best we have found. For ten-day forecasts, choose from: Larnaca weather, Nicosia weather, Paphos weather, Limassol weather or (much colder, usually) Troodos weather.