We usually like to post photographs of Fethiye in the sunshine and occasionally when there is a torrential downpour or dramatic storm.

But now the mountains around the town are capped with snow and the sky has turned from blue to a steely grey.

It certainly provides some great opportunities for taking moody, scenic photographs.

The Turkish Meteorological Office is saying that this week there is going to be what in the UK would be called a ‘cold snap’.

Fethiye in the winter

Media forecasts ‘Siberian winter’

Fethiye winter

Weather warning

We are being told that this is a prelude to plummeting temperatures from today, through to the end of the week.

For those used to wintering in northern climes, this is no big deal but here in south west Turkey it can be a bit of a shock to the system!

Fethiye in the winter

Even though it is rather beautiful in a bleak way, this cold weather means wrapping up and keeping warm both in and out of the home.

Fethiye in the winter

Making the most of winter weather

While many of us will decide to stay put with a blanket and a hot mug of coffee or tea,
some will find the snowy mountains around Nif, just a short distance from Fethiye, absolutely irresistible.

Don’t expect it to be a winter wasteland though; last weekend it was busy with families enjoying barbecues
and playing in the snow!

Arpacik/Nif for a winter barbecue
Arpacik/Nif for a winter barbecue
Nif in the snow
Nif in the snow
Fethiye: Nif in the winter
Fethiye: Nif in the winter
Nif snow-person!
Nif snow-person!

Helping birds and strays

Maybe it’s also time to think about putting out some food for the birds and checking on street cats and dogs to make sure they are not suffering.

 

Fethiye ducks in winter
Fethiye ducks in winter

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