In the desert areas of the east and southeast, hot, dry, and sunny summers are the norm. High temperatures above 105°F are quite common.
Along the Mediterranean coastal areas, afternoon rainfall is common in summer, and temperatures are quite pleasant, though humidity is high.
In the west-central and northern mountain valleys, rainfall is more pronounced; temperatures range from 45°F in winter, to 80°F in summer.
Rainfall in the Damascus area is lighter as the mountains block the traditional rains from the Mediterranean Sea. Temperatures in the capital city range from 40°F in winter to 95°F in summer.
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Syrian Arab Republic's Information
|Land Area||183,630 km2|
|Water Area||1,550 km2|
|Total Area||185,180km2 (#87)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic; Highly Authoritarian Regime|
|GDP (PPP)||$50.28 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$2,900|
|More Information||Syrian Arab Republic|