Only in Syria would a heatwave signal the coming of winter.
It has been getting hotter and hotter over the past couple of days. It's now at uncomfortable levels of sweat – we're way into the thirties celcius. It's been accompanied by cloudier skies.
And today it broke. There was a huge rain storm a few minutes ago, taking everyone by surprise.
But this could be another false start. Last month it got very cold, only to return to temperate mid-twenties celcius.
So do we get those winter clothes out or not?