The climate of Palestinian Territories
The Palestinian Territories consist of the West Bank and the Gaza
Strip. These areas are under the administration of the Palestinian
Authority, popularly referred to as Palestine. Palestine is also a
geographical area bordering the state of Israel. The Palestinian
Authority is not recognized as an independent state worldwide. The
Gaza Strip has a warm steppe climate (type BSh) which changes into a
warm desert climate (type BSh according to the Köppen climate
classification) in the southern part. The West Bank has a warm
Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers.
Climate information of places and areas in Palestinian Territories
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 Palestinian Territories the following climate
information is available:
The Gaza Strip has a dry season with hardly any precipitation during
the summer. During the winter there is a wet season with precipitation
figures rising above 100 millimeters per month during the wettest
months (December, January and February). Summers are very dry in the
West Bank. The wet period lasts somewhat longer than the dry period.
Precipitation figures increase as you travel to a higher altitude.
However, the East Strip along the Dead Sea is extremely dry with
annual precipitation figures of only a few tens of millimeters during
Summers are very sunny in both the Gaza Strip as the
West Bank. During
the summer these areas get about 12-13 hours of sunshine per day. This
makes the Palestinian Territories a very sunny destination. However,
when a so called Khamsin wind blows temperatures rapidly rise and the
view may be limited to only several tens of meters. This type of wind
comes from the desert, is very dry and hot and supplies large amounts
Throughout the Palestinian Territories several climate figures and
temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital
Ramallah and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate
figures for other places and regions in the Palestinian Territories
please, visit the individual climate pages.
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 Ramallah.
For climate figures for other places and regions in the Palestinian
Territories, visit the individual climate pages.
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