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The climate of IsraeltIsrael is a country located in the Middle East with coastlines both along the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. The country as we know it today was founded in 1948 and is the only country in the world where the majority of the population is Jewish. Over the past few decades this has led to tensions and conflicts with surrounding countries. These surrounding countries of which the majority of the population is Islamic often have political conflicts with Israel. There may be large differences in temperatures within Israel. In the field of precipitation patterns and amounts of precipitation large differences can be recorded as well. Three different climate types can be distinguished in Israel. The coastal regions have a warm Mediterranean climate (type Csa according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification). The northern part of the Negev desert has a steppe climate. the southern part of this rocky desert has a typical desert climate.


Climate information of places and areas in Israel
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Israel the following climate information is available:

Dead Sea
Tel Aviv

The total amount of annual precipitation that falls in Israel varies. However, one thing is certain: summers are dry. From May till September precipitation is uncommon. Not only are summers extremely dry in Israel, the sun also shines exuberantly and there are many days with clear skies. Most places in Israel get 13 hours of sunshine per day on average while the theoretical maximum is 14 hours.

Winters are fairly mild in Israel. However, from November till March cold and snow are not uncommon in the mountainous areas. During some years cold and snow may even occur in regions that should have temperatures well above freezing point. During the winter maximum temperatures in Eilat on the Red Sea are always around a pleasant 18-24 degrees Celsius. During the night temperatures remain well above freezing point as well. On the Mediterranean Sea it is slightly colder during the winter. However, subzero temperatures only occur a few days per year. During spring temperatures rapidly rise to long term averages of 29-38 degrees Celsius.


Climate figures
Throughout Israel several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Tel Aviv and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate figures for other places and regions in Israel please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 13 5 6 14 n/a
February 15 5 7 12 n/a
March 17 7 8 10 n/a
April 22 10 9 5 n/a
May 26 13 11 2 n/a
June 29 16 13 0 n/a
July 30 18 13 0 n/a
August 30 18 12 0 n/a
September 29 17 11 0 n/a
October 26 14 9 4 n/a
November 20 10 8 8 n/a
December 15 6 6 12 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below are for the capital Tel Aviv. For climate figures for other places and regions in Israel, visit the individual climate pages.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. “More climate info” is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, it’s up to the reader to use it to it’s benefit.


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