Syria weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Syria.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Syria. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Syria (Damascus) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Syria weather overview

The climate of Syria is a strange hybrid of influences from the Mediterranean and Arabian desert. The hottest part of the country is the desert land to the east which makes up more than half of Syria's surface. This is a region of extremes: baking hot summers, cold, frosty and even snowy winters and a rain pattern which, although sporadic, can bring dramatic localised flash floods.

To the north and west lie plains which areas hot as the desert region but have higher rainfall. Mountains lie between these plains and the Mediterranean and, on high ground, both rainfall and snow cover can be substantial. The coast is hot and muggy in the summer and mild and wet with spells of fine weather in the winter months.

The beginning and end of the summer can see the dramatic arrival of the hot and dusty Khamsin winds which can send temperatures soaring as high as 48°C (118°F).

What to pack for Syria weather

Take light clothes in the summer with scarves for protection against heat and dust. In winter, warm clothing is needed when travelling inland. Anticipate winter rain if you are staying on the coast.

Which is the hottest month in Syria?

The hottest time of year in Damascus, Syria is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Syria?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Damascus, Syria with 107mm on average. There are normally 13 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Syria?

The sunniest time of year in Damascus, Syria is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 89% of daylight hours; that's 13 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Syria and the UK?

The time difference between Syria and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Syria?

The main languages spoken in Syria are Arabic and Kurdish.

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What is the currency in Syria?

The currency in Syria is the Syrian Pound (SYP).

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Which plugs are used in Syria?

Syria uses electrical plug type C + E + L (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Syria?

They drive on the right side of the road in Syria.

Do you need a visa for Syria?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Syria.

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Compare Syria weather with the USA

Below the Syria weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Syria (Damascus) and the USA (Washington).

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