The best times to visit Damascus for ideal weather are
April 23rd to June 17th
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
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Weather in Damascus
Average temperatures in Damascus vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.9°F (18.8°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 significant precipitation in Damascus are May, September, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
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 some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (70.9%).
Wind in Damascus is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.9||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.3||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.2||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|May||3.6||Barely noticeable||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3||Barely noticeable||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.9||Barely noticeable||9.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||2.6||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||9.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||3.9||Barely noticeable||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.2||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.4||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Damascus?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Damascus, VA, US is October, followed by February and July. 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 November. 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 83°F (28.3°C) and 51.5°F (10.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Damascus, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 54.7°F (12.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 4 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher 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 51.8°F (11°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.