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AR RAQQAH, SYRIA


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Elevation: 249 meters     Latitude: 35 37N     Longitude: 039 00E
Köppen Classification: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate

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This climate type is characterized by extremely variable temperature conditions, with annual means decreasing and annual ranges increasing poleward, and relatively little precipitation. This climate is typically located deep within the interiors of continents and is contiguous with the tropical desert climates of North and South America and of central Asia. This region type owes its origins to locations deep within continental interiors, far from the windward coasts and sources of moist, maritime air. Remoteness from sources of water vapor is enhanced in some regions by mountain barriers upwind.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Bsh". (Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Ar Raqqah is 66.0°F (18.9°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 87.0°F (30.6°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 45.0°F (7.2°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Ar Raqqah is 118.0°F (47.8°C), which was recorded in August. The lowest recorded temperature in Ar Raqqah is 66.0°F (18.9°C), which was recorded in January.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Ar Raqqah is 8.5" (215.9 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is February with 1.9" (48.3 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 0.0" (0 mm). In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 18.6 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in February with 3.8 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in June with 0.0 days of rain.



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