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Climate and weather of Israel



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Israel




 

Climate

 
Israel has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures range more in the south (20° in January, 40° in July) than in the center and in the north (10 to 18° in January, 30° in July). Annual rainfall is higher in the north (700 mm) and the center (500 mm) than in the south (25 to 100 mm). Sunshine is high all year round.

Central and northern Israel
The center and the north have a Mediterranean climate with four seasons. Rainfall is moderate (500 to 700 mm per year).

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures reach 18°on the coast and 10° away from the sea. Rainfall is moderate (snow sometimes falls in the mountains and in the hills located in the north and in the center). The sun shines six to seven hours a day.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures are mild (16 to 26°) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to September)
Temperatures reach 30° and rainfall is nonexistent. Humidity is high on the coast and low in the hills. Sunshine is very high (twelve to thirteen hours a day).

Autumn (October to November)
Temperatures are mild (20 to 26°) and rainfall is moderate.

Southern Israel (desert)
The desert has an arid climate with a hot season and a mild season. Rainfall varies from 25 to 100 mm per year.

Hot season (May to October)
Temperatures range from 30 to 40° and rainfall is nonexistent.

Mild season (November to April)
Temperatures drop steadily until January (18 to 20°) and then rise to April (29°). Rainfall is very low or nonexistent.

 When to go to Israel (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Israel is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Jerusalem (Capital of Israel)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
12°
13°
16°
21°
25°
27°
min
12°
15°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
29°
29°
28°
25°
18°
13°
min
17°
17°
16°
13°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
130
120
90
20
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
10
60
100

Tel Aviv

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
18°
19°
21°
25°
27°
29°
min
11°
13°
17°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
31°
30°
28°
24°
19°
min
20°
20°
18°
15°
11°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
130
90
60
20
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
30
80
130

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Israel are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Israel weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Israel, a country located in the Middle East, is bordered by the Red Sea to the south, by Egypt to the southwest, by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, by Lebanon to the north, by Syria to the northeast and by Jordan to the east.

Capital: Jerusalem
Area: 21 000 kmē
Population: 8 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Hebrew
Currency: Shekel

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