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The climate of Israel: when to go to Israel ?

Israel has a Mediterranean climate along the coast, that becomes increasingly arid inland, becoming a desert climate in the drier areas of the Negev desert and along the coast of the Red Sea.

The Mediterranean coast and the north-central area of the country have a warm and dry climate in summer and a cool and damp climate in winter. The dry and arid period is from April to October, while the rains are concentrated in the winter months between November and March, in this period falls more than 70% of the precipitations.

The average annual rainfall varies between 500 and 700 mm. In the mountainous areas of the interior snow in winter are not uncommon in the city of Jerusalem will usually occur one day of snow per year.

The southern part of Israel, where is the Negev desert and the short coastline along the Red Sea, has hot and dry climate in summer and warm climate in winter with almost no rain, Eilat, on the Red Sea have less than 30 mm of rainfall per year.

WHEN TO GO TO ISRAEL?

The best time to travel to Israel are the months between March and October, the best ones are the months of spring, between March and June. To visit the desert areas are preferable the winter months that are cooler.

ISRAEL CLIMATE: CLIMATIC TABLES

JERUSALEM (754 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 6,4 11,8 133,2  12,9
February 6,4 12,6 118,3  11,7
March 8,4 15,4 92,7  9,6
April 12,6 21,5 24,5  4,4
May 15,7 25,3 3,2  1,3
June 17,8 27,6 0  0
July 19,4 29,0 0  0
August 19,5 29,4 0  0
September 18,6 28,2 0,3  0,3
October 16,6 24,7 15,4  3,6
November 12,3 18,8 60,8  7,3
December 8,4 14,0 105,7  10,9
YEAR 13,5 21,5 554,1  62
EILAT (4 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 10,4 21,3 4  2,1
February 11,8 23,0 3  1,8
March 14,6 26,1 3  1,6
April 18,4 31,0 2  0,9
May 22,5 35,7 1  0,7
June 25,2 38,9 0  0
July 27,3 40,4 0  0
August 27,4 40,0 0  0
September 25,2 37,3 0  0
October 21,8 33,1 4  0,7
November 16,3 27,7 2  0,8
December 11,9 23,0 5  1,9
YEAR 19,4 31,4 24  10,5
EILAT (RED SEA)
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 21
February 21
March 21
April 22
May 24
June 26
July 28
August 28
September 28
October 26
November 25
December 23
HAIFA (MEDITERRANEAN SEA)
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 18
February 17
March 17
April 18
May 21
June 24
July 27
August 28
September 27
October 26
November 23
December 20

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