The best times to visit Damascus for ideal weather are
March 19th to June 10th
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
Weather in Damascus
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)
Damascus Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Damascus Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Damascus (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.