Al-Busayrah

Al-Busayrah (Arabic: البصيرة) is a town in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The town is located, at the confluence of the Euphrates and Khabur Rivers, southeast of Deir ez-Zor. Nearby localities include Muhassan to the northwest and al-Asharah, Mayadin and Hajin to the southeast. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Busayrah had a population of 6,199 in the 2004 census.[1] The town was known by its Latin name, Circesium, under the Romans.

Al-Busayrah

البصيرة
Town
Al-Busayrah
Coordinates: 35°09′20″N 40°25′33″E
Country Syria
GovernorateDeir ez-Zor Governorate
DistrictDeir ez-Zor District
NahiyahAl-Busayrah
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
  Total6,199
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

During the Syrian Civil War, the city was occupied by ISIL until the SDF captured it on 12 November 2017.[2]

Climate

In Al-Busayrah, there is a desert climate. Most rain falls in the winter. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BWh. The average annual temperature in Al-Busayrah is 20.2 °C (68.4 °F). About 154 mm (6.06 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Al-Busayrah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
15.9
(60.6)
20.2
(68.4)
25.9
(78.6)
32.1
(89.8)
37.6
(99.7)
40.5
(104.9)
40.4
(104.7)
35.8
(96.4)
29.7
(85.5)
21.6
(70.9)
14.9
(58.8)
27.3
(81.2)
Average low °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
3.9
(39.0)
7.0
(44.6)
11.6
(52.9)
16.7
(62.1)
21.5
(70.7)
24.4
(75.9)
24.2
(75.6)
19.5
(67.1)
13.9
(57.0)
7.7
(45.9)
3.8
(38.8)
13.1
(55.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29
(1.1)
24
(0.9)
25
(1.0)
22
(0.9)
9
(0.4)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
7
(0.3)
12
(0.5)
25
(1.0)
154
(6.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org, Climate data

References

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