Last week was sunny and very warm for early April in the Mediterranean town of Fethiye and at the weekend people could be seen wearing teeshirts and were talking about trips to the beach for swimming and sunbathing.

Ölüdeniz beach with people swimming on Sunday. Karen Kömürcü
Ölüdeniz beach with people swimming on Sunday.
Karen Kömürcü

Summer’s knocking on the door

The flowers thought that summer was knocking on the door too and were blossoming in their colourful abundance.

Wisteria everywhere
Wisteria everywhere
Fruit trees in blossom in Yeşilüzümlü
Fruit trees in blossom in Yeşilüzümlü

A final taste of winter?

Ölüdeniz on Monday Karen Kömürcü
Ölüdeniz on Monday
Karen Kömürcü

So, it was a bit of a surprise when, although rain was forecast for Sunday night and Monday, we got a good drenching.

But higher up there was a wintery surprise for the summit of Babadağ.

Snow on Babadağ Monday Serdar Düzenli
Snow on Babadağ Monday
Serdar Düzenli

Tuesday Sunshine!

The sun was soon shining again by Tuesday, slightly cooler but nonetheless warming the soil and encouraging Mother Nature to put on a fine show.

Full of flag irises
Fethiye’s full of flag irises
Strawberry plants making the most of Tuesday's sunshine
Strawberry plants making the most of Tuesday’s sunshine

The weather for the rest of this week is forecast as dry and sunny, with scattered cloud and temperatures in the mid to top 20s Celsius.

Sunny and warm for the rest of the week
Sunny and warm for the rest of the week

When we checked the Fethiye Times archives we realized that April weather in Fethiye has a reputation for playing tricks on the town and surrounding countryside.

Last year it was the same, almost to the day!

Summer's on the way...
Summer’s on the way…

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