Jerusalem Weather Year Round

What kind of Jerusalem weather is waiting for you?

Well, the answer to this question is largely dependent upon the time of the year in which you plan to visit the city (obviously), so here is a general breakdown of the weather in Jerusalem by season...

Spring in the Old City of JerusalemSpring in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Autumn: October - November

The autumn, or fall, is actually a nice time to be in Jerusalem. The weather is moderate... in other words not too hot and not too cold – did I mention the word "nice"?

You can expect the temperatures to be around 20º Celsius or around 70º Fahrenheit, but don’t be surprised if you wake up to a fairly warm day. At night it will usually be cooler, but you are not likely to freeze in Jerusalem at this time of the year.

Winter: December – February

Jerusalem is quite cold in the winter compared with the rest of the country due to the relatively high elevation. You can expect the temperatures in Jerusalem to be around 5º-15º Celsius or 40º-50º Fahrenheit. Depending on your country of origin, that might not seem that cold to you, But in Israel it is!

Jerusalem is one of the few places in Israel in which it snows at least once during the winter, and every few years it comes in fair quantities (no ski resorts or anything remotely close-by, but still quite a bit of snow).

Spring: March – May

The weather in Jerusalem during the spring time is really quite mild and I really do think this is a great time to visit the city, especially toward May when the temperatures are around 20º (70º if you prefer Fahrenheit). Although it might still rain here and there and be a little cool during the night – overall it is a pretty comfortable climate for sightseeing.

Summer: June – September

In the summer the Jerusalem weather is similar to other areas of Israel, and by that I mean it's HOT! However, the summer weather in Jerusalem is better than Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv has brutal humidity. At least it is dry in Jerusalem. The evenings are a lot cooler and you might even need a (light) jacket on occasion.

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