Al-Shaykh Badr

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Al-Shaykh Badr
الشيخ بدر
Sheikh Bader
Al-Shaykh Badr is located in Syria
Al-Shaykh Badr
Al-Shaykh Badr
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°59′N 36°5′E / 34.983°N 36.083°E / 34.983; 36.083Coordinates: 34°59′N 36°5′E / 34.983°N 36.083°E / 34.983; 36.083
Country Syria
GovernorateTartus Governorate
DistrictAl-Shaykh Badr District
NahiyahAl-Shaykh Badr
Population (2008 est.)
 • Total47,982
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Shaykh Badr (Arabic: الشيخ بدر‎, also spelled Sheikh Bader) is a city in Syria, administratively belonging to Tartus Governorate. Al-Shaykh Badr has an altitude of 536 meters. It has a population of 47,982. Its inhabitants are predominantly Alawites.[1]

Climate[edit]

The city has hot-summer Mediterranean climate with warm-dry summers and semi cold-rainy winters.The average annual rainfall reaches 1291mm (50.83 in).

Climate data for Al-Shaykh Badr
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)12.0
(53.6)
13.1
(55.6)
16.2
(61.2)
20.9
(69.6)
24.8
(76.6)
28.5
(83.3)
29.8
(85.6)
30.6
(87.1)
29.3
(84.7)
25.6
(78.1)
20.1
(68.2)
14.2
(57.6)
22.1
(71.8)
Daily mean °C (°F)8.5
(47.3)
9.5
(49.1)
12.0
(53.6)
15.8
(60.4)
19.4
(66.9)
23.2
(73.8)
25.3
(77.5)
25.9
(78.6)
23.9
(75)
20.3
(68.5)
15.5
(59.9)
10.6
(51.1)
17.5
(63.5)
Average low °C (°F)5.1
(41.2)
5.9
(42.6)
7.9
(46.2)
10.7
(51.3)
14.1
(57.4)
18.0
(64.4)
20.8
(69.4)
21.2
(70.2)
18.5
(65.3)
15.1
(59.2)
11.0
(51.8)
7.1
(44.8)
13
(55.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches)244
(9.61)
221
(8.7)
187
(7.36)
107
(4.21)
36
(1.42)
4
(0.16)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
21
(0.83)
63
(2.48)
125
(4.92)
279
(10.98)
1,291
(50.83)
Source: Climate-data.org

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Middle East Intelligence Handbooks: 1943-1946 (Archive ed.), Naval Intelligence Division of Great Britain, 1987, p. 348