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Average Weather in Amude Syria

In Amude, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 104°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 109°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Amude for hot-weather activities are from late May to early July and from mid August to late September.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 7 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 93°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 104°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 24 to March 16, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 35°F and high of 51°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in AmudeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoolswelteringhotcoolwarmvery coldvery coldvery coldcomfortablecomfortablevery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Saint George, Utah, United States (7,065 miles away) and Burkburnett, Texas, United States (6,878 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Amude (view comparison).

Clouds

In Amude, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Amude begins around May 17 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 11. On July 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 11 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around May 17. On December 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AmudeclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 17100%Jul 17100%Dec 2254%Dec 2254%May 1776%May 1776%Oct 1177%Oct 1177%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Amude varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.7 months, from October 23 to May 14, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on February 14.

The drier season lasts 5.3 months, from May 14 to October 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 14.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 22% on February 14.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AmudewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 1423%Feb 1423%Jul 140%Jul 140%Jan 117%Jan 117%Oct 2312%Oct 2312%May 1412%May 1412%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Amude experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 13 to May 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 9, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 19 to October 13. The least rain falls around August 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Amude varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:55 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 39 minutes later at 6:34 AM on October 26. The earliest sunset is at 3:58 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 41 minutes later at 7:40 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Amude during 2017, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 26.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in AmudeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 144:55 AMJun 144:55 AM7:40 PMJun 287:40 PMJun 28Dec 73:58 PMDec 73:58 PM6:34 AMOct 266:34 AMOct 26Mar 31DSTMar 31DSTDSTOct 26DSTOct 26daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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 perceived humidity level in Amude, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AmudeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 290%Dec 290%Aug 20%Aug 20%drydrycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Amude experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 28 to October 3, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 3 to May 28. The calmest day of the year is April 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AmudewindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mphJul 26.5 mphJul 26.5 mphApr 175.1 mphApr 175.1 mphOct 35.8 mphOct 35.8 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Amude varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.4 months, from February 23 to April 4; for 1.7 weeks, from May 2 to May 14; and for 1.7 months, from October 5 to November 27, with a peak percentage of 36% on November 20. The wind is most often from the west for 4.0 weeks, from April 4 to May 2 and for 4.7 months, from May 14 to October 5, with a peak percentage of 51% on August 23. The wind is most often from the east for 2.9 months, from November 27 to February 23, with a peak percentage of 39% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AmudeENWNWNEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%northeastwestsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Amude throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Amude for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to early June and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in AmudeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.87.80.70.77.57.54.84.8precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Amude for hot-weather activities are from late May to early July and from mid August to late September, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in AmudeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.68.60.00.08.58.57.17.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 Amude typically lasts for 9.4 months (286 days), from around March 3 to around December 14, rarely starting before February 2 or after March 25, and rarely ending before November 20 or after January 6.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Amudegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 350%Mar 350%Dec 1450%Dec 1490%Mar 2590%Mar 2590%Nov 2090%Nov 2010%Feb 210%Feb 210%Jan 610%Jan 6Jul 21100%Jul 21100%hotcoldcoolwarmvery coldswelteringcomfortablefreezing
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Amude should appear around March 8, only rarely appearing before February 23 or after March 25.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 16 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 25, with an average of 8.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 2 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.3 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Amude are 37.104 deg latitude, 40.930 deg longitude, and 1,545 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Amude contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 171 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,548 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,051 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,907 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Amude is covered by cropland (68%) and grassland (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (65%) and grassland (17%), and within 50 miles by cropland (57%) and grassland (14%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Amude, 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 Amude.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Amude 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 Amude is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Amude and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kamishli (80%, 25 kilometers, east); Batman Airport (11%, 94 kilometers, north); and Diyarbakır Airport (9%, 109 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.