The best times to visit Damascus for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 10th

or

September 10th to November 11th

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

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Weather in Damascus

Temperature

Average temperatures in Damascus vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 47th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. 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 June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 102°F (38.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.8°F (20.4°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 56 43.5 32.7
Feb 60.4 47.6 36.3
Mar 69.6 55 41.4
Apr 78.5 62.7 47
May 87.6 71.5 55
Jun 95.6 78.6 61.7
Jul 100.2 82.5 66.4
Aug 100.2 82.6 67.1
Sep 94.3 77.1 61.6
Oct 83.9 68 52.9
Nov 69.8 54.9 42.1
Dec 59.6 45.9 34.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.3 6.4 0.4
Feb 15.8 8.7 2.4
Mar 20.9 12.8 5.2
Apr 25.8 17.1 8.3
May 30.9 21.9 12.8
Jun 35.3 25.9 16.5
Jul 37.9 28.1 19.1
Aug 37.9 28.1 19.5
Sep 34.6 25.1 16.4
Oct 28.8 20 11.6
Nov 21 12.7 5.6
Dec 15.3 7.7 1.3


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Damascus are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 0.7
Feb 7% 0 0.6
Mar 3% 0 0.3
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 3% 0 0.2
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 3% 0 0.2
Nov 5% 0 0.4
Dec 6% 0 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 1.8
Feb 7 0 1.5
Mar 3 0 0.8
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 3 0 0.5
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 3 0 0.5
Nov 5 0 1
Dec 6 0 2.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Damascus has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (23.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (60.8%).

Wind in Damascus is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 10.7 knots (12.3 MPH or 19.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early June where average top sustained speeds reach 20.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.9 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Feb 7.5 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8.4 Gentle breeze 17.6 Significant breeze
Apr 8.6 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
May 8.4 Gentle breeze 17.6 Significant breeze
Jun 10 Gentle breeze 19.2 Strong breeze
Jul 10.7 Gentle breeze 19.1 Significant breeze
Aug 9.5 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Sep 8 Gentle breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Oct 5.7 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Dec 5.1 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.8%
Feb 53.7%
Mar 38.9%
Apr 30%
May 26.1%
Jun 23.7%
Jul 27.2%
Aug 30%
Sep 31.2%
Oct 34.4%
Nov 48.1%
Dec 56.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Damascus?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. 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 92.6°F (33.7°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant 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 the least 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 97.6°F (36.4°C) and 65.4°F (18.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower 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 63.6°F (17.6°C) and 52.8°F (11.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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