The Weather in Tel Aviv

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.

Here is a general overview of the weather in Tel Aviv around the year so you know what to expect when planning a trip.

Summer: June - September

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.

The beach and the hot Tel Aviv summerThe beach can be a cool and romantic haven from the hot Tel Aviv summer. Picture by Ilan.

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 one with you), refresh yourself in the water every now and then and just enjoy the summer in Tel Aviv.

Due to the high temperatures and humidity, during summer I like to hit the beach later on in the afternoon (from 4PM or 5PM). The sun goes down late, around 7PM or 8PM, so you have a few hours still left to enjoy yourself. 

By the way – the above weather conditions are also typical of other central coastal cities in Israel, such as Herzliya and Netanya.

Autumn: October – November

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.

But for the most part the weather is great during Autumn, making it a really good time to visit.

Winter: December – February

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. 

Spring: March – May

I think spring time in Tel Aviv is the best time of the year to visit the city (and Israel).

The weather is usually perfect – you can expect clear skies and mild temperatures of about 60-80 Fahrenheit or 15-25 Celsius.

April is a great time to visit as you can plan a trip for Easter or Passover.

The temperatures creep up during April and May, and you can easily spend a good day at the beach when May comes around. Even better, you can enjoy the beach in the hotter hours of the day 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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