Climate and Average Weather in Israel

Even though Israel is not a huge country the temperatures and the amount of precipitation can vary considerably per region. The country has to deal with three different climate types. Along the coast there is a typical pleasant Mediterranean climate, most of the northern part has a steppe climate and the south experiences a desert climate.

Israel in general has long, hot and dry summers. In most places, an average amount of sunshine of 13 hours per day is observed. From May through September, rain (and snow) is virtually non-existent.

Most of the country experiences short, cool, warm and wet winters. Heavy rainstorms usually begin in November and end in March. Snow is possible in winter but only inland on high ground. For Eilat on the Red Sea, the maximum temperature in winter is almost always around a comfortable 18 to 24 degrees Celsius (64 - 75 °F) and it generally stays well above freezing at night as well. On the Mediterranean coast it is a bit cooler in winter, but frost can occur for a few days a year.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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