What’s the weather in Tel Aviv like?
Well, if you were under the impression that it is mostly hot and muggy – you weren’t too far off. However, this isn’t the case all year long...
Check out my general overview of the weather in Tel Aviv around the year so you know what to expect when planning a trip:
As a guy who spent many summers in this city, I must be honest with you – summer in Tel Aviv is brutal. Temperatures are somewhere between 80–100 degrees Fahrenheit or up to 35 (or more) Celsius. But forget about the heat - the humidity is the real deal! With up to 90% humidity you feel like you were tossed into a soup just walking down the street for a short while - especially during July-August.
But it’s not all that bad!!! The good news is there is air conditioning everywhere: hotels, shopping centers, taxis, etc.
The best place to be if
you are out is at one of Tel Aviv's beaches.
Sit down and relax under a beach umbrella. Order a
cold watermelon (or bring with you), refresh yourself in the water every now and then and
just enjoy the summer in Tel Aviv.
By the way – the above weather conditions are also typical of other central coastal cities in Israel such as Herzliya and Netanya.
The autumn is a short, almost unnoticeable, season in Tel Aviv. Mostly you will find yourself in a t-shirt as the weather in Tel Aviv will be quite pleasant and even warm. However, you might get some rain towards the end of November, and the nights will get cooler too.
Winter in Tel Aviv is pretty mild in comparison to most Western European countries and the northern states of the US or Canada. But it's still cold. Temperatures range between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit, or 5-15 degrees Celsius. Not too bad really.
However, it is definitely the off-season as far as the beaches in Tel Aviv are concerned.
Make sure you bring an umbrella when you travel around as this is also the rainy season – it doesn’t rain much in Tel Aviv but when it does, it's cold and miserable.
A final point on winter in Tel Aviv - if you decide to come visit during this time, I would definitely recommend to stay at a hotel instead of renting an apartment. This is because the hotels are carpeted and usually well insulated too, whereas most Tel Aviv apartments here are built for the hot summer (with cold ceramic floors and not such great insulation). So it feels colder here than it should sometimes!
So before booking for a winter trip, make sure your Tel Aviv accomodation will be nice and cozy and keeps the cold out.
I think spring time in Tel Aviv is the best time of the year to visit the city. The weather is usually perfect – you can expect clear skies and mild temperatures of about 60-80 Fahrenheit or 15-25 Celsius. If you like to spend time at the beach towards the end of May or even early June you can enjoy the beach fully while still not getting totally burnt.
There you go - the Tel Aviv climate around the year! Now that you know what the weather and seasons will be like I'm sure you will plan a great trip and get the best out of this city!
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