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Israel Weather
Mild and Pleasant Year Round

I am always asked about Israel weather. People want to know when is it better to visit our country. I always answer that weather is mild. If you come from tropical lands, during the summer the climate is very similar to yours, being moist and warm. If you come from cold lands, I can tell you that winter here is amazing for you, because our winters are cold but nothing compared to North America or Europe.

In other words, come to Israel year-round, but if you want me to be more specific, it will be April to June and September to December.

Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert

Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert

A dry country

We need the water so much but it comes drop by drop. During summer it doesn’t rain, period. In winter it does rain but nothing compared to the rains you see in all other countries

I prefer the summer months, they may be hot, but they are perfect for excursions, weddings and all activities, because of the certainty of no-rain.

In summer in Israel we go to the beach

In summer in Israel we go to the beach

Temperatures in Israel

Summer – June to early September

It’s hot in Israel usually in high 80’s F (27C) to 90’s F (32C). Tel Aviv, and Tiberias will be hot and humid.

Jerusalem is dryer and cooler, particularly at night. Masada and Eilat are extremely hot, possibly above 110F (43C), but dry.

Not a drop of rain during summer.

Israel Weather

In Spring the whole country is flourishing with wild flowers

In Spring the whole country is flourishing with wild flowers

Spring – Late March to May and Autumn – Late September to November

Daytime Israel temperatures are very pleasant. Around 60-70F (15-25C) degrees in most of the country. Still hot, though, around the Red Sea and Dead Sea.

Jerusalem will be in the 40-50F (5-10C) in the evening. There will be some rain – nothing torrential.

Come to Ski on the Hermon in winter

Come to Ski on the Hermon in winter

Winter – December to early March

Israel’s winter weather fluctuates. Some winters are mild and sunny, while some are severe and overcast.  Heavy rains may happen all over the country in winter.

In January and February, it may even snow in parts of the country. Temperatures range in the 50-60F (10-15C) in most places, but in the 40’s (5C) in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills – where it can be very cold at night.

Ski in the Hermon

If you like to ski, the Hermon is usually covered with snow from the second half of December up to early March.

For more information visit Israel Meteorological Center 

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