The climate of Gaza Strip (Palestinian Territories)
The Gaza Strip is a Palestinian Territory in the southwestern part of
Israel and has been an autonomous region since 1995. The area is
densely populated, four major cities are situated in this region:
Gaza, Rafah, Khan Younis and Dayr al Balah. The Gaza Strip is located
on the coast and borders the countries of Egypt and Israel. In
addition to the conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip there has
been a civil war going on here since 2006. The conflict between Hamas
and Fatah has already cost many lives. The economic situation in the
Gaza Strip is problematic, there is a lot of poverty and unemployment
figures are very high. Because of restrictions fishing vessels are not
allowed to operate beyond a certain fishing zone, farming grounds
cannot be reached because of military actions by Israel and the port
has been destroyed years ago by bombardments. Free transportation of
people and goods is prohibited. Because of constant tensions within
the area and with the surrounding countries the Gaza Strip is not
really a tourist destination. The Gaza Strip has a pleasantly mild
Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers and mild winters.
During the autumn most rain can be expected. When spring starts
temperatures rapidly rise.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Gaza Strip.
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:
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