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Climate and weather of Saudi Arabia



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Saudi Arabia




 

Climate

 
Saudi Arabia has an arid climate a with warm season and a mild season).

Temperatures vary less during the year on the west coast (30° in January, 40° in July) than in the rest of the country (20° in January, 40° in July) . Temperatures are mild in the mountains located in the southwest (20° in January, 30° in July). Rainfall does not exceed 100 mm per year except in the mountains (300 to 500 mm per year).

Hot season (May to October)
Temperatures reach 40° (sometimes 50°) during the daytime but the nights are often cool. Rainfall is nonexistent and humidity is very low except on the coasts where the atmosphere is often stifling. Sunshine is extremely high (twelve to thirteen hours a day).

Mild season (November to April)
Temperatures are stable on the west coast (30°) and oscillate between 20 and 30° elsewhere. The nights are very cool. Rainfall is very low (except in the mountains located in the southwest where they are moderate). Sunshine is high (six to eight hours per day) and humidity is very low.

 When to go to Saudi Arabia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Saudi Arabia 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

Riyadh (Capital of Saudi Arabia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
20°
22°
27°
32°
38°
41°
min
10°
14°
18°
24°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
42°
42°
40°
35°
27°
21°
min
27°
26°
24°
19°
14°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
10
20
30
10
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
...
...
10

Jeddah

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
29°
31°
33°
35°
37°
min
21°
18°
20°
22°
24°
25°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
37°
37°
36°
35°
32°
30°
min
26°
27°
26°
23°
22°
20°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
...
...
...
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
...
10
10

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

Saudi Arabia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Saudi Arabia, a country located in the Middle East, is bordered by Jordan, Iraq and Kuwait to the north, by the Persian Gulf, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to the east, by Oman to the southeast, by Yemen to the south and by the Red Sea to the west.

Capital: Riyadh
Area: 2 150 OOO kmē
Population: 27 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Arabic
Currency: Saudi riyal

Saudi Arabia










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