Average Weather in November in Damascus Syria
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 47°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 54°F.
For reference, on August 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Damascus typically range from 67°F to 96°F, while on January 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 52°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in November
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on November. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in November
Rancho Tehama Reserve, California, United States (7,185 miles away) and Yucca Valley, California, United States (7,449 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Damascus (view comparison).
The month of November in Damascus experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 26% to 35%.
The clearest day of the month is November 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 74% of the time.
For reference, on December 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37%, while on August 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 100%.
Cloud Cover Categories in November
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Damascus, the chance of a wet day over the course of November is gradually increasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 22% on February 6, and its lowest chance is -0% on July 19.
Probability of Precipitation in November
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during November in Damascus is gradually increasing, starting the month at 0.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches, and ending the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in November
Over the course of November in Damascus, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 43 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 28 seconds, and weekly decrease of 10 minutes, 16 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is November 30, with 10 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 1, with 10 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in November
The earliest sunrise of the month in Damascus is 5:53 AM on November 1 and the latest sunrise is 26 minutes later at 6:19 AM on November 30.
The latest sunset is 4:43 PM on November 1 and the earliest sunset is 16 minutes earlier at 4:26 PM on November 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Damascus during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during November, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:25 AM and sets 14 hours, 23 minutes later, at 7:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:34 AM and sets 9 hours, 56 minutes later, at 4:30 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in November
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Damascus is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 8, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on November 16, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in November
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Damascus is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on October 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in November
Wind Direction in November
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Damascus typically lasts for 8.8 months (270 days), from around March 10 to around December 4, rarely starting before February 4 or after April 7, and rarely ending before November 11 or after December 29.
The month of November in Damascus is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 98% to 58% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Damascus are increasing during November, increasing by 184°F, from 4,777°F to 4,961°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in November
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Damascus is decreasing during November, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 3.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Damascus are 33.510 deg latitude, 36.291 deg longitude, and 2,300 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Damascus contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,572 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,356 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,251 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,213 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Damascus is covered by artificial surfaces (84%), within 10 miles by cropland (32%) and bare soil (31%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (41%) and cropland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Damascus year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Damascus.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Damascus according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Damascus is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Damascus and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Damascus International Airport (82%, 24 kilometers, southeast); Beirut International Airport (9%, 82 kilometers, northwest); and Irbid (8%, 115 kilometers, south).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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