The climate of Palmyra (Syria)
Palmyra or Tadmur is located in the Homs Province in the central part
of Syria. This oasis city flourished at the beginning of the Christian
Era because of its situation on the Silk Route. The city is also known
as ‘the city of a thousand pillars’ because of the many Greek and
Roman temples that can be found here. These important cultural
buildings have been Unesco preservation sites since the 1980s. the
temples were built in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD and are very unique
because of the Persian influences. The temples were built on a site
where a temple complex was built about 2,000 BC. Besides the temples
several tombs, a Roman theater and the remains of beautiful historical
arches can be found. In short, Palmyra is one of the most beautiful
historic sites in the world. Palmyra has a desert climate with large
differences in temperatures both between day and night and between the
seasons. Winters are cold, subzero temperatures are not uncommon.
Summers are hot with temperatures easily rising to 40 degrees Celsius
(104 degrees Fahrenheit) during the hottest part of the day. On
average Palmyra gets 150 millimeters of annual precipitation, all of
which falls during the winter. On the coldest days snow may fall.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Palmyra.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t 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:
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