The best times to visit Damascus for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 10th

or

September 24th to December 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 


Damascus Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Damascus

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Damascus vary little and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 31 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Damascus, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-August where highs are regularly around 70.3°F (21.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.3°F (10.7°C) at night.

    Damascus Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Damascus Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

    Damascus Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Damascus Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Damascus Temperatures by Month

    Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 58.5 48.9 41.8
    Feb 60.3 51 43.6
    Mar 66.2 56.1 47.2
    Apr 72.6 62 52.1
    May 80 69 58.4
    Jun 86.6 76 64.9
    Jul 90.8 80.3 68.9
    Aug 92 81.2 70.2
    Sep 88.5 77 66.6
    Oct 81.4 69.6 60.1
    Nov 71.2 59.7 51.5
    Dec 62.5 52.3 44.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 14.7 9.4 5.4
    Feb 15.7 10.6 6.4
    Mar 19 13.4 8.4
    Apr 22.6 16.7 11.2
    May 26.7 20.6 14.7
    Jun 30.3 24.4 18.3
    Jul 32.7 26.8 20.5
    Aug 33.3 27.3 21.2
    Sep 31.4 25 19.2
    Oct 27.4 20.9 15.6
    Nov 21.8 15.4 10.8
    Dec 16.9 11.3 7.2

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Damascus are February, January, and then December. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early-to-mid-June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-February with an average of 3.2 days with significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

    When can you find snow in Damascus? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

    Chance of Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Damascus.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Damascus (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 38.6 3 0.19
    Feb 41.4 1.5 0.18
    Mar 27.1 1.9 0.12
    Apr 17.1 0 0.05
    May 11.4 0 0.02
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 7.1 0 0.02
    Oct 17.1 0 0.05
    Nov 25.7 0 0.12
    Dec 34.3 1.6 0.19

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 38.6 7.6 0.48
    Feb 41.4 3.8 0.46
    Mar 27.1 4.8 0.3
    Apr 17.1 0 0.13
    May 11.4 0 0.05
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 7.1 0 0.05
    Oct 17.1 0 0.13
    Nov 25.7 0 0.3
    Dec 34.3 4.1 0.48

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Damascus has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is June (45% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (62.8%).

    Wind in Damascus is usually moderate. The windiest month is June, followed by July and March. June’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.3 MPH or 8.5 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-August where average top sustained speeds reach 10.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Damascus.

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    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 3.5 light air 7.5 a gentle breeze
    Feb 4.2 a light breeze 8.6 a gentle breeze
    Mar 4.4 a light breeze 9 a gentle breeze
    Apr 4.3 a light breeze 8.9 a gentle breeze
    May 4.1 a light breeze 8.9 a gentle breeze
    Jun 4.6 a light breeze 9.5 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.5 a light breeze 9.6 a gentle breeze
    Aug 4.2 a light breeze 9.2 a gentle breeze
    Sep 3.8 light air 8.5 a gentle breeze
    Oct 3 light air 7.4 a gentle breeze
    Nov 2.7 light air 6.5 a gentle breeze
    Dec 3 light air 6.8 a light breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 62.8
    Feb 60.8
    Mar 53.4
    Apr 50.2
    May 49
    Jun 45
    Jul 45.7
    Aug 46.9
    Sep 47.6
    Oct 50
    Nov 55.7
    Dec 62.5

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Damascus?

    As of 6/27/2017 there are very strong travel warnings for Syria; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Damascus, Syria is March, followed by January and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Damascus in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

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    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.7 in June means 43.7% of the tourists vs. March.

    Overall Damascus Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 63.6°F (17.6°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Damascus, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 68.5°F (20.3°C) and 50.1°F (10.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Damascus to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.6°F (8.7°C) and 40.5°F (4.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a good amount: 11 to 12 times per month. These times of year are busy with tourists.

     


     

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