Lebanon has a Mediterranean climate characterized by long, hot summers and short, cool winters. Lebanon receives 80 to 90 days of rain per year, mainly in the winter. Coastal areas experience an average temperature of 20°C that ranges from 13°C in the winter to 27°C in the summer. Cold north winter winds from Europe bring cool, wet conditions to northern Lebanon, while hot Khamsin winds bring warmer temperatures during fall and spring.
- Temperature records extrapolated from Askaniia-Nova show a linear increase of 0.7°C from 1951-2000. However, seasonal variability is high.
- Mean rainfall has decreased by 11 mm/month per century since 1950.
This section provides the options to visualize historical climate data for different timeframes via map and annual cycle chart.