The climate in Syria

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 18 measuring stations in Syria.
Weather stations at an altitude above 920m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere

In 7 months the average temperatures are over 25 degrees. Pleasant water temperatures of up to 28 degrees even invite you to take a bath in the warm season. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Syria

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Syria
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Syria
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Syria
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Syria
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Syria
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Syria

Temperature records of the last 61 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1960 to June 2021 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 920 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 61 years was reported by the weather station Aleppo Airp. Here the temperature dropped to -17.0 °C in February 2001. Aleppo Airp 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.

The most precipitation fell in Januar 1981. With 15.7 mm per day, the Lattakia weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 61 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Lattakia. The driest region is near Palmyra.

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.