The autumn weather in Fethiye has been beautiful with balmy sunny days reaching temperatures of 23 degrees celsius (even if it is a bit chilly in the evenings). Inevitably the weather has to change and bring rain and a sharp drop in temperatures, which is what happened on Tuesday! The storm clouds gathered, people rearranged outdoor activities and settled down to do those proverbial ‘rainy day’ activities.

Storm clouds gathering
And then the rain came!

The Taurus mountains provide a magnificent backdrop to Fethiye with stunning views that you never tire of looking at.

Mountaintops are cold because the thin air high up does not hold the Sun’s heat well, and the temperature falls 1.8°F (1°C) for every 500 ft (150 m) of height. So when the temperatures drop and the rain falls, it is cold enough to snow over high peaks. (Source www.factmonster.com)

So when the rains clear this is the sight that greets you…

First snow

First snow of the year
First snow of the year

Snow capped mountains make a view that is always stunning into a view that is absolutely breathtaking

It doesn’t matter where you are in Fethiye you are never far away from a view of the snow capped mountains

Walking along the harbour
Walking along the harbour
The view from near Erasta Shopping Centre
The view from near Erasta Shopping Centre

Have you ever wondered why mountains have snow caps? If so, click here

Fresh clean air

A heavy shower of rain changes things, and suddenly the air is cleaner and everything is bathed in a new light.  Gone is the haze caused by particles of dust and pollen and the sky is filled with puffy white clouds floating in the fresh blue sky.

Clouds over Mendos and Babadağ

Looking across at Mendos and Babadağ from across the bay
Looking across at Mendos and Babadağ from across the bay

Some of the fluffy clouds are not so white

Some of clouds are not so white!
Grey clouds over Taşyaka

Some just make interesting shapes

'Clouds imitating mountains'
‘Clouds imitating mountains’

One thing is for sure…it’s nearly time to don your fur boots, woolly hats, scarves and gloves and go up to the snow and have some fun. That’s what we’ll be doing here at Fethiye Times…

Fun in the snow at Erendağ
Fun in the snow at Erendağ

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