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 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:
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.
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
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.
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.