Syria

There are a few countries in the world that I have no idea what the weather is like. For example, Syria has been home to advanced civilization for thousands of years, with Damascus being one of the oldest settlements in the world, but at the same time it strikes me as an arid wasteland.
It’s something in between. It is hot and dry for most of the year, however along the Mediterranean coast and in areas where moisture gets funneled into the northern steppes, there is substantially more moisture. Of course, Damascus doesn’t lie in this region, simply along a river that is rarely flowing. Strange.
The Ministry of Defense is home to the Meteorology department, but there is no web site to show you.