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Best Time to Visit Syria in 2024 for Historical Sites, Desert Adventures, and Cultural Experiences. Syria Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Syria

  • Optimal: April to May and September to October (moderate temperatures and lower tourism).
  • For historical sites: Spring and fall offer the best weather for exploring.
  • Other favorable months: March, June, and November.

Geography facts

  • Location: Western Asia, bordered by Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey.
  • Area: 185,180 km².
  • Borders: Mediterranean Sea to the west, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey.
  • Landscape: Coastal plains, mountains in the west, desert plateau in the east. Highest point: Mount Hermon at 2,814 meters.

Syria is a country rich in history and cultural heritage, featuring numerous ancient ruins, castles, and cities that have stood the test of time. The landscape varies from the Mediterranean coast to vast deserts and fertile plains.

Climate

  • Coastal: Mediterranean (hot summers, mild winters).
  • Inland: Continental and desert climate with extreme temperature variations.
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • Cold and rainy in many regions. Mountain areas can drop to -5°C (23°F).
  • Expected precipitation: 90 mm.
  • Plains and coastal regions: Average of +10°C (50°F) with 7-10 rainy days.
  • Sea temperature: +16°C (61°F).

February

  • Countrywide daytime temperatures: +11°C (52°F) to +14°C (57°F).
  • Average precipitation: 85 mm.
  • Rainy periods continue with 10-12 rainy days.
  • Sea temperature: +16°C (61°F).
Syria (c) getwallpapers.com

March

  • Predicted temperatures: Day at +16°C (60°F) and Night at +6°C (43°F).
  • Desert regions may experience higher daytime temperatures.
  • Expected rainfall: 70 mm.
  • Sea begins to warm up to +17°C (63°F).

April

  • Ideal for exploring historical sites. Pleasant weather.
  • Maximum daytime temperature: +20°C (68°F), Night: +10°C (50°F).
  • Rainfall may reach 55 mm.
  • Sea temperature rises to +18°C (64°F).

May

  • Perfect for outdoor activities and city tours.
  • Daytime temperature: +25°C (77°F), Night temperature: +15°C (59°F).
  • Sea temperature: +20°C (68°F); swimming becomes more common.
  • Note: Damascus and Aleppo are great for cultural exploration.

June

  • Begins to get hot, ideal for desert adventures.
  • Day: +30°C (86°F), Night: +20°C (68°F).
  • Sea temperature: +23°C (73°F).
  • Minimal rain throughout.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • Peak heat. Daytime peaks: +35°C (95°F), Night: +22°C (72°F).
  • Longest daylight: 14 hours.
  • Sea temperature: +26°C (79°F).
  • Dry with a maximum of 2-3 rainy days.

August

  • Very hot and dry.
  • Daytime across regions: +37°C (99°F), Night: +24°C (75°F).
  • Damascus can reach up to +40°C (104°F). Coastal areas are slightly cooler.
  • Sea temperature: +27°C (81°F).

September

  • Transition to cooler temperatures. Still ideal for travel.
  • Day: +30°C (86°F), Night: +20°C (68°F).
  • Sea temperature: +26°C (79°F).
Syria (c) www.laquotidienne.fr

October

  • Comfortable for outdoor exploration.
  • Daytime peaks: +25°C (77°F), Night drops: +15°C (59°F).
  • Approximately 5 rainy days with 60 mm precipitation.
  • Sea remains warm: +24°C (75°F).

November

  • Cooling down, ideal for cultural visits.
  • Day ranges: +20°C (68°F) to +23°C (73°F).
  • Sea temperature: +21°C (70°F).
  • Rainy season starts with around 10 rainy days, up to 80 mm precipitation.

December

  • Mix of sunny and rainy days.
  • Day: +15°C (59°F), Night: +8°C (46°F).
  • Sea temperature: +18°C (64°F), few swimmers.
  • Precipitation level: 95 mm, humidity up to 70%.
  • Note: For trips in December, warm clothing and waterproof footwear are advised.

Visiting Syria offers a unique blend of historical exploration, cultural immersion, and natural beauty. The optimal times for travel are spring and fall, ensuring pleasant weather for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

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