The climate of most of Libya is dry and desert-like. However, a milder climate is prevalent in the northern parts of Libya. Spring and autumn are marked by the southern wind which blows and is hot and dry in nature. There are also dust storms and sandstorms.
Libya is the 17th largest nation of the world. Libya is situated between latitudes 19 degrees and 34 degrees N and longitudes 9 degrees and 26 degrees E. The terrain is mostly barren with the plain being mostly flat to undulating. Libya is mostly covered with plateaus and depressions. Sabkhat Ghuzayyil is the lowest point at -47 m and Bikku Bitti is the highest point at 2,267 m.