Climate and Average Weather in Israel

The temperatures and the amount of precipitation in Israel can vary considerably per region. Israel therefore has to deal with three different climate types. Along the coast there is a typical warm Mediterranean climate, most of the northern part has a steppe climate and the south has a desert climate.

Israel in general has long, hot and dry summers. This is followed by 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.

If you want to travel to Israel, you can consider spring and autumn as the best travel period. For much of the country, May, June, September and the first half of October are perfect. If want to visit places like Lake Tiberias, the Dead Sea and Eilat, we suggest April or October and November. From May to September it is actually too hot there.

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 temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
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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Regions in Israel