The Weather Israel Has in Store for You

While the general idea is that the weather Israel is “blessed” with is hot and dry year round – this is not the case. True, the Israel climate can be harsh during the summer next to the coast and in the desert, but the weather Israel offers is actually much more varied than that, and you can even get snow in the north and in the high elevation places such as Jerusalem.

Here is a general summary of what kind of weather conditions to expect according to the season and the specific area in Israel you are visiting:


Spring: March-May

In that period of the year you can expect nice weather conditions throughout the country. In Tel Aviv and the central coast area the temperature is around 55-75 Fahrenheit or 15-25 Celsius.

In Jerusalem and the northern parts of Israel you can expect it to be a few degrees cooler. In the low places such as the Dead Sea, the southern part and Eilat it would be a few degrees warmer.

In the spring even the desert is blooming in IsraelIn the spring even the desert is blooming in Israel. Picture by Heat Kernel.

Summer: June-September

This is when it gets quite warm. Especially during July-August.

In Tel Aviv and the central coast area the temperature is between 75-100 Fahrenheit or 25-35 Celsius. However, the high humidity in this area makes it feel quite sticky. In Jerusalem and the northern parts of Israel you can expect it to be a few degrees cooler - but the humidity is not as bad.

In the low places, the southern part and Eilat it would be a few degrees warmer - but again it is very dry. In those areas, especially Eilat, the temperature can reach around 120 Fahrenheit or 45 Celsius.

On certain days the summer can be quite brutal… So get your sandals, shorts and T-shirts ready. Or better yet, just get your swimsuit out and head to the beach.

The beach is where you want to be in the summer in Tel AvivThe beach is where you want to be in the summer in Tel Aviv.

Autumn: October-November

This is a short transfer season and you can find quite a lot of nice days, or even warm ones. Mostly the temperatures are similar to the spring, only with somewhat cloudy skies.

Autumn in Israel brings beautiful colorsAutumn in Israel brings beautiful colors. Picture by Eden Pictures.

Winter: December-February

The winter in Israel is quite mild if you compare it to an average European country, or to the northern states of the U.S.

In Tel-Aviv and the center the temperatures are around 40-60 Fahrenheit or 5-15 Celsius. In Jerusalem and the northern part it is around 30-50 Fahrenheit or 0-10 Celsius. It does snow in the northern part, especially in Mount Hermon where you can ski during that period. In snows occasionally in Jerusalem too.

Snow in JerusalemSnow in Jerusalem (doesn't happen often). Picture by knoplerito.



As you can see above the Israel climate is more varied than you would expect initially.

Click here to see the current conditions and a 5-day Israel weather forecast.





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