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The climate of Jerusalem (Israel)
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. However, it is not recognized as such by all countries. Jerusalem plays an important role in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. The city is also known as the religious capital of the world. Jerusalem is a sacred place for the three largest religions in the world and shrines of all these religions can be found in the city. Ever since Roman times there have been conflicts in Jerusalem. First the Romans chased away the Jews. Later on the Christians tried to chase out Muslims. The scars of thousands of years of violent history can be found all over the city. The ancient walled city has been divided into several different quarters in order to create a place for every population group. However, this has proven to be very difficult, because some shrines are next to or even on top of each other. The Al Aqsa mosque (built on the rock of which Muhammad is said to have ascended into heaven) for instance was built on the ruins of an ancient Jewish temple. Only one wall of this temple has been preserved which nowadays we know as the Wailing Wall. Understandably this leads to tensions and conflicts every now and then. This is why Jerusalem is one of the best guarded cities in Israel. Military and guards can be seen everywhere to prevent attacks. Although there were several terrorist attacks in the past the risk for tourists to become a victim of an attack is fairly small. However, do not leave your bags unattended, because there is a large chance police thinks there may be a bomb inside unattended bags. Jerusalem has a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters. Although snowfall may occur subzero temperatures are uncommon. Summers are warm to even hot. Most precipitation falls during spring and fall.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Jerusalem.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
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 figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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