Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers starting in mid-May and lasting until mid-September and rainy, quite mild winters from November to mid-March. Spring and autumn are effectively short intervals in between, characterised by smooth weather. With almost year-round clear skies and sunshine, daylight length ranges from 9.8 hours in December to 14.5 hours in June.
The weather in September and beginning of October is still sunny and hot. Summer continues, however, it slowly moves towards the autumn. Temperatures slightly drop and reach approximately the level of June. Average maximum temperature in September is 29°C on the west coast (Paphos), 31°C on the eastern-south coast (Limassol and Larnaca), 34°C inland (Nicosia) and 24°C on the mountains. Evenings are also warm, a bit cooler though than in August with average temperatures of 19°C on the west coast and inland and 20°C-21°C on the eastern-south coast. It might rain, though the possibility of it is still very small. The water warms up to 26°C and is comfortable enough for swimming.