Syria weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Syria

The best time to visit in Syria is from April until October, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Syria is 33°C in July and the lowest is 11°C in January.

Syria has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Syria or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Syria by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 11 13 17 22 26 31 33 33 30 25 18 13
Precipitation (mm) 32 25 13 6 7 2 0 0 3 7 9 21
Climate data from city: Damascus

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14 day weather forecast Syria

The weather for in Syria will be 16° till 10° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Syria is based on the weather conditions in the city of Damascus.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
1.2 mm 55% 5 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0.3 mm 20% 3 m/s 0
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
11°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
13°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
10°
0.6 mm 40% 2 m/s 1
Friday 17 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
17.0 mm 95% 4 m/s 1
Saturday 18 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
4.0 mm 80% 2 m/s 1
Sunday 19 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0.1 mm 10% 2 m/s 1

Climate Syria

Syria has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Syria is 23° degrees and there is about 125 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 293 days a year with an average humidity of 50% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Syria

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 11 13 17 22 26 31 33 33 30 25 18 13
Night temp. (°C) 4 5 7 10 14 18 20 20 18 15 10 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 32 25 13 6 7 2 0 0 3 7 9 21
Days with rain 10 9 8 6 4 1 1 - 3 5 5 8
Days with snow 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 20 19 23 24 27 29 30 31 27 26 25 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 9 11 12 13 12 13 10 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 3 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3
Climate data from city: Damascus

Syria weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Syria? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Syria?

Syria lies in a straight line about 7,936 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Damascus).

How long is the flight to Syria?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Syria is approximately 11 hours.

What are the largest airports in Syria?

These are the largest airports in Syria:

  • Aleppo International Airport – Aleppo
  • Damascus International Airport – Damascus
  • Bassel Al-Assad International Airport – Latakia

How many inhabitants are there in Syria?

Syria has approximately 18,270,000 inhabitants.

How big is Syria?

The area of Syria is around 185,180 km². It is 7x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Syria?

The capital of Syria is Damascus.

What is the currency of Syria?

In Syria the Syrian pound (SYP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Syrian pound = 33.26 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.030 Syrian pound
  • 10 Syrian pound = 332.57 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.30 Syrian pound
  • 100 Syrian pound = 3,325.73 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 3.01 Syrian pound

What is the area code of Syria?

The area code to call Syria is +963.