Jerusalem at sunset

The best time to visit Israel

Israel experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, mostly warm and cloudless throughout the year with lengthy hot summers and cool, rainy winters. The months of November to March are the coldest with snow in the northern reaches of the Golan Heights, and occasional snow fall in Jerusalem. The coast experiences the heaviest rainfall at this time though temperatures in places like Eilat are reasonably pleasant still.


Jerusalem and other highland areas are splendid in the summer when temperatures are high with balmy evenings, and little chance of rain. Tel Aviv and the far south of the country are usually several degrees warmer, making it the perfect place to soak up the sun beach side. If you plan on visiting the Dead Sea or Negev Desert be sure to pack a hat to protect you from the sun. The seasons of spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time to visit Israel when temperatures are pleasantly mild throughout the country. During these spring and autumn months pack clothes that you can wear in layers, so that whether sunny skies or cool weather you will always be prepared.



Israel Climate (Tel Aviv)


  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
min temp °C  6 6 8 12 15 17 19 19 18 16 12 8
max temp °C 11 12 15 21 25 27 29 29 28 24 18 14
rainfall mm 133 118 93 24 3 0 0 0 0 15 60 105


The weather chart above shows the average daily min and max temperatures in Celsius and the average monthly precipitation, and should only be used as a guide.

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