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The climate of Tartus (Syria)
Tartus or Tartous is located on the west coast of Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. Tartus is the second largest port of the country after Latakia. The city played an important role in the history of the crusaders and the knights templar. The crusaders built the cathedral of our Lady Tortosa which is a city museum nowadays. North of the city the Marqab catle can be found, an Arab castle which was built in the 11th century. Off the coast of Tartus Arwad Island is situated. The city of Arwad is located on this island which is the only inhabited island in Syria. The historic center of this city is well worth visiting. Tartus has a Mediterranean climate influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. Summers are pleasant, winters are mild. Because of this influence there are hardly any extremes. A fair amount of precipitation falls during the winter. Tartus gets 900 millimeters of annual precipitation. Summers are dry, hardly any rain falls during this season. During the summer the temperature of the sea is very pleasant.

 

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

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 15 8 5 11 18
February 15 8 6 10 17
March 18 10 7 9 17
April 21 13 8 6 18
May 25 16 10 3 21
June 27 19 12 1 24
July 29 22 11 2 26
August 30 22 11 2 28
September 29 20 10 2 27
October 26 17 8 5 25
November 21 13 6 6 22
December 17 9 5 10 19
= 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

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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