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Beirut Climate & Temperature

  • Beirut, Lebanon is at 3349'N, 3529'E, 19 m (62 ft). See map.
  • Beirut has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30 and 45. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptible to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 C (71.6 F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 C (64 to 27 F) with at least four months above 10 C (50 F). Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • The annual mean temperature is 19.9 degrees Celsius (67.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.3 °C (23.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic. Beirut Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 18.7°C (65.6°F) on average falling to 10.7°C (51.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 22.3°C (72.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 14.3°C (57.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 28.7°C (83.6°F) and average low temperatures are 22°C (71.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 26.3°C (79.4°F) during the day and lows of 18.7°C (65.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 825.5 mm (32.5 inches) which is equivalent to 825.5 Litres/m (20.25 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2940 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Beirut you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tubuai, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Beirut Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 18 (64) 18 (64) 20 (68) 22 (72) 25 (77) 27 (81) 29 (84) 30 (86) 29 (84) 27 (81) 23 (73) 20 (68) 24 (75)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (56) 14 (57) 15 (59) 18 (64) 21 (69) 24 (74) 26 (78) 27 (80) 26 (78) 23 (73) 19 (66) 15 (59) 20 (68)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (50) 10 (50) 12 (54) 14 (57) 17 (63) 20 (68) 22 (72) 24 (75) 22 (72) 19 (66) 15 (59) 12 (54) 16 (62)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 191 (8) 133 (5) 111 (4) 46 (2) 15 (1) 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 60 (2) 101 (4) 164 (6) 826 (33)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 16 (52) 12 (42) 12 (39) 6 (20) 3 (10) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (7) 5 (16) 9 (30) 14 (45) 80 (22)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 13' 5h 03' 6h 09' 8h 06' 10h 00' 11h 36' 11h 36' 10h 46' 9h 36' 7h 54' 6h 40' 4h 44' 8h 02'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 09' 10h 54' 11h 54' 12h 59' 13h 53' 14h 21' 14h 08' 13h 22' 12h 20' 11h 15' 10h 22' 9h 55' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 42 (58) 47 (53) 52 (48) 63 (37) 73 (27) 82 (18) 83 (17) 81 (19) 79 (21) 71 (29) 65 (35) 48 (52) 67 (33)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 36.3 45.6 56.4 68.1 76.4 79.6 76.6 68.3 56.8 45.3 36.2 32.8 56.5

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