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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.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Aleppo.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 10 2 4 15 n/a
February 12 3 5 14 n/a
March 17 6 7 13 n/a
April 22 10 8 10 n/a
May 28 14 10 6 n/a
June 33 18 12 3 n/a
July 35 21 13 4 n/a
August 35 21 12 4 n/a
September 33 18 10 3 n/a
October 27 13 8 7 n/a
November 19 7 6 10 n/a
December 12 4 4 15 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression 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 information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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