Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere
Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, sometimes up to 37 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to August. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Syria
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 59 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1960 to November 2019 was reported by the Lattakia weather station. In August 2008 the record temperature of 47.2 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 7 weather stations in Syria below 700 metres altitude, was recorded in 2010 with an average temperature of 30.5 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 28.4 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 37.8 °C.
The coldest day in these 59 years was reported by the weather station Aleppo Int Aeroport. Here the temperature dropped to -17.0 °C in February 2001. Aleppo Int Aeroport lies at an altitude of 384 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1992 with an average temperature of 6.3 °C. In Syria, it is usual to have about 3.4 degrees more at 9.7 °C for this three-month period.