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Athens vs Damascus Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Athens, Greece and Damascus, Syria is approximately 1,263 km or 785 mi.
  • To reach Athens in this distance one would set out from Damascus bearing 297.5° or WNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Athens bearing 290° or WNW .
  • Athens has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Damascus has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Athens is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome whereas Damascus is in or near the subtropical desert scrub biome.
  • The mean temperature is 0.2 °C (0.4°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.2 °C (4°F) less in Athens. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 173 mm (6.8 in) more which is equivalent to 173 l/m² (4.25 US gal/ft²) or 1,730,000 l/ha (184,948 US gal/ac) more. About 1 6/7 as much.
  • There are 878 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Athens. In whichever way circa 2h 24' less per day or about 3/4 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 4.6° lower in Athens than in Damascus.
  • Relative humidity levels are 11.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.7°C (6.6°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Athens relative to Damascus. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Damascus vs Athens.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) +0 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-6) -3 (-6) +-3 (-5) +-3 (-6) -4 (-6) -4 (-6) +-1 (-3) +1 (+2) +-2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) 0 (0) -1 (-1) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) +0 (+0) +0 (+0) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) +1 (+1) +3 (+5) +0 (+0)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) +4 (+6) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +4 (+7) +5 (+9) +5 (+9) +4 (+6) +2 (+4) +4 (+7) +5 (+8) +4 (+7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +0 (+0) +15 (+1) +16 (+1) +14 (+1) +12 (+0) +9 (+0) +4 (+0) +5 (+0) +12 (+0) +37 (+1) +24 (+1) +27 (+1) +173 (+7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +7 (+23) +4 (+14) +5 (+16) +5 (+17) +5 (+16) +4 (+13) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +4 (+13) +6 (+19) +6 (+20) +7 (+23)   +58 (+16)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 50' -1h 54' -2h 56' -2h 28' -3h 05' -2h 30' -1h 52' -1h 32' -2h 12' -2h 48' -3h 26' -2h 13'   -2h 24'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 22' -0h 13' -0h 02' +0h 09' +0h 19' +0h 24' +0h 22' +0h 13' +0h 02' -0h 09' -0h 19' -0h 24'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -4.6 -4.6 -4.5 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6 -4.6   -4.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +0 +7 +12 +16 +19 +16 +12 +11 +14 +22 +13 +1   +11.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +2.2 (+4) +2.6 (+5) +2.7 (+5) +3.6 (+6) +5.1 (+9) +5.1 (+9) +4.5 (+8) +4 (+7) +3.5 (+6) +4.8 (+9) +3.5 (+6) +2.6 (+5) +3.7 (+7)

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