The climate of Aleppo (Syria)
Aleppo is located in the northwestern part of Syria and is one of the
oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. The first signs of
civilization date back to 6,000 BC. The historic centre of the city
has been a Unesco preservation site since 1986. Many beautiful old
buildings can be found in the city such as mosques, churches,
cathedrals an amphitheater and the remains of an old basilica. Aleppo
is located in the Aleppo province of which it also is the capital.
Aleppo is the largest city in Syria with a population of more than 2.5
million. Because of its situation on the Silk Route Aleppo has always
been an important trading post. Nowadays the railway to Mosul in Iraq
is very important for the economy.
Because of its situation near the Mediterranean Sea Aleppo has a
Mediterranean climate. This means summers are pleasantly warm with the
occasional hot day and winters are cold but pleasant. Winters are cold
with average night time temperatures just above freezing point. The
coldest temperature on record is -13 degrees Celsius (8.60 degrees
Fahrenheit). During the summer daytime temperatures may rise up to 40
degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). However, the average
temperature during the summer is much lower. The highest temperature
on record is 52 degrees Celsius (126 degrees Fahrenheit). Rain only
falls during the winter, Aleppo gets about 400 millimeters of annual
precipitation on average.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Aleppo.
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of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
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