Country Overview For Syria
The climate in Syria is typically mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus. The terrain: primarily semiarid and desert plateau; narrow coastal plain; mountains in west. For Damascus in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 13°C with the average minimum 7°C, while in June the average maximum is 28°C with a minimum of 20°C. The wettest month for Damascus is January with an average of 118.5mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is July with 2.6mm falling.
HISTORICAL MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR JANUARY
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Latakia.
Throughout the month of January daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 14°C that's about 58°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 8°C, that's 47°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in January has been 25°C that's 77°F, with the lowest recorded temperature -3°C, about 27°F.
The average daily relative humidity for January is around 63%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels generally you should not anticipate any discomfort from heat (see heat index for more information).
The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 111 mm, that's 4 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 11 days of the month.
The average daily wind speed in January has been around 9 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 5 mph, or 5 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 107 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 67 mph, or 58 knots.
On average the month of January is not affected by foggy conditions.
YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.