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Usual weather in Syria

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Syria? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Syria

The climate of Syria is mostly hot and dry. You should expect hot, dry and sunny summers from June to August. Winters, from December to February, are mild and sometimes rainy along coast, but you should expect cold weather with snow in Damascus.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aleppo, Apamea, Bosra, Damascus, Dead Cities, Deir az Zur, Golan Heights, Hama, Hauran, Homs, Krak des Chevaliers, Latakia, Northwestern Syria, Orontes Valley, Palmyra, Syrian Coast and Mountains, Syrian Desert, Tartous.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 36.7 ℃ (98.06 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 17 ℃ (62.6 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 13.1 ℃ (55.58 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 0.6 ℃ (33.08 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 7.2. The least rainy month here is June, the average number of rainy days is 0.

When travelling to some places in Syria, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Mount Hermon (Jabal a-Shayk) (2814 m) and the lowest point is unnamed location near Lake Tiberias (-208 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Syria. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in January is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in January is 13.1 ℃ (55.58 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 0.6 ℃ (33.08 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.85 ℃ (56.93 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.95 ℃ (57.11 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 7.2. The average rainfall is 28.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:10 and at the end of the month 10:31.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in February is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in February is 14.8 ℃ (58.64 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.5 ℃ (34.7 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.95 ℃ (57.11 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.2 ℃ (62.96 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 7.1. The average rainfall is 22.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:31 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:58 and at the end of the month 11:28.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in March is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in March is 19.6 ℃ (67.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4 ℃ (39.2 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.2 ℃ (62.96 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.1 ℃ (71.78 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 5.1. The average rainfall is 16.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:28 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:59 and at the end of the month 12:30.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in April is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in April is 24.6 ℃ (76.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.2 ℃ (44.96 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.1 ℃ (71.78 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 3. The average rainfall is 7.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:30 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:00 and at the end of the month 13:29.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in May is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in May is 30.3 ℃ (86.54 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.6 ℃ (51.08 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 27.45 ℃ (81.41 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.45 ℃ (90.41 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 1. The average rainfall is 3.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:29 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:53 and at the end of the month 14:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in June is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in June is 34.6 ℃ (94.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 14.7 ℃ (58.46 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.45 ℃ (90.41 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.6 ℃ (96.08 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 0. The average rainfall is 0.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:21 and at the end of the month 14:21.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in July is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in July is 36.6 ℃ (97.88 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 16.9 ℃ (62.42 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.6 ℃ (96.08 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 36.65 ℃ (97.97 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:21 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:10 and at the end of the month 13:52.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in August is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in August is 36.7 ℃ (98.06 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17 ℃ (62.6 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 36.65 ℃ (97.97 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.5 ℃ (95.9 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 0. The average rainfall is 0 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:52 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:28 and at the end of the month 12:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in September is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in September is 34.3 ℃ (93.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.3 ℃ (55.94 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 35.5 ℃ (95.9 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.35 ℃ (88.43 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 0. The average rainfall is 0.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:29 and at the end of the month 11:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in October is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in October is 28.4 ℃ (83.12 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 9 ℃ (48.2 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.35 ℃ (88.43 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.5 ℃ (76.1 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 2. The average rainfall is 7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:28 and at the end of the month 10:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in November is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in November is 20.6 ℃ (69.08 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 4.2 ℃ (39.56 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.5 ℃ (76.1 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.6 ℃ (63.68 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 3.9. The average rainfall is 21.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:58 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:32 and at the end of the month 10:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Syria in December is this: The average highest temperature in Syria in December is 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.5 ℃ (34.7 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.6 ℃ (63.68 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.85 ℃ (56.93 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 5.9. The average rainfall is 25.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:58 and at the end of the month 9:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Syria in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Damascustemperature: - highest temperature: 14.6 ℃ (58.28 ℉)lowest temperature: 1.5 ℃ (34.7 ℉)rainfall: 25.2mmrainy days: 5.9
Aleppotemperature: - highest temperature: 12.3 ℃ (54.14 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.4 ℃ (38.12 ℉)rainfall: 60.6mmrainy days: 10.9
Deir Ezzortemperature: - highest temperature: 14 ℃ (57.2 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.4 ℃ (38.12 ℉)rainfall: 25.6mmrainy days: 6
Lattakiatemperature: - highest temperature: 17.3 ℃ (63.14 ℉)lowest temperature: 10.4 ℃ (50.72 ℉)rainfall: 162.1mmrainy days: 12.9
Palmyratemperature: - highest temperature: 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.6 ℃ (38.48 ℉)rainfall: 20.2mmrainy days: 6.9
Qamishlitemperature: - highest temperature: 12.8 ℃ (55.04 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.6 ℃ (40.28 ℉)rainfall: 67.1mmrainy days: 9.8
Daraatemperature: - highest temperature: 15.6 ℃ (60.08 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.7 ℃ (40.46 ℉)rainfall: 46.7mmrainy days: 8
Homstemperature: - highest temperature: 12.6 ℃ (54.68 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.9 ℃ (39.02 ℉)rainfall: 81.5mmrainy days: 10.8




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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