Average Weather in March in Damascus Syria
Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 59°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 38°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 50°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 March
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on March. 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 March
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 March in Damascus experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 33% to 28%.
The clearest day of the month is March 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 72% 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 March
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
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 March is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 10%.
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 March
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during March in Damascus is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.4 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in March
Over the course of March in Damascus, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 5 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 35 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is March 1, with 11 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is March 31, with 12 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in March
The earliest sunrise of the month in Damascus is 5:26 AM on March 29 and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 6:25 AM on March 30.
The earliest sunset is 5:31 PM on March 1 and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 23 minutes later at 6:54 PM on March 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 1:00 AM on March 30, 2018, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.
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 March
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Damascus is essentially constant during March, 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 March
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Damascus is essentially constant during March, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.6 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.
The highest daily average wind speed during March is 8.8 miles per hour on March 1.
Average Wind Speed in March
Wind Direction in March
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.
During March in Damascus, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly increasing rising from 35% to 84% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in March
The average accumulated growing degree days in Damascus are gradually increasing during March, increasing by 148°F, from 77°F to 225°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in March
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Damascus is increasing during March, rising by 1.5 kWh, from 4.8 kWh to 6.3 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in March
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).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .