Raqqa, Syria: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Raqqa, Syria? If you're planning to go to Raqqa, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Raqqa, Syria

Based on the climate and weather in Raqqa, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Raqqa, Syria by month

January

January in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

February

Traveling to Raqqa in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

March

March in Raqqa is relatively cool and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans

April

April here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

May

May here can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

June

June here is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

If you vacation in Raqqa during July, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts

August

If you visit Raqqa during August, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sandals
  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light skirts

September

September in this region can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts

October

If you visit Raqqa during October, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

November

November in Raqqa is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

December

If you visit Raqqa during December, you are likely to find that it is crisp.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Raqqa, Syria

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Raqqa, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, E and L
  • A SIM card that works in Raqqa
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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