The climate of Nablus (Palestinian Territories)
Nablus is located on the West Bank and is a medium-sized city. Nablus
was founded by the Roman emperor Vespasian en was named Neapolis.
During history Nablus was ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, Crusaders,
Arabs, Turks, British and Israelis. Since 1995 it has been under the
administrative authority of the Palestinian Territories. Nablus still
has a beautiful old city center. The many conquerors have all left
their marks, this can still be seen in the many small streets. Several
beautiful ancient mosques can be found in the city as well as no less
than six Turkish Hammams, some of which are several centuries old. The
souk (Arab market) offers plenty of local products and beautiful
handcrafted trinkets. The stamp ‘Made in Nablus’ counts as a
recommendation in the Arab world. Besides the old and traditional
products the city has a lively and modern center with modern shops and
industries. One of the most important industries is the vegetable oil
industry. The conflict between the Palestinian Territories and Israel
also left its mark on Nablus. When Nablus was occupied for several
weeks in 2002 by Israel many old buildings were destroyed. Nablus
enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers followed by
wet autumns and mild winters. It doesn’t get really cold both during
fall and winter. During this period temperatures remain pleasantly
mild to rapidly increase during spring. During the summer an ever
blowing sea breeze offers some cooling.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Nablus.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t 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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