The climate of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Jeddah is a large city located in the western part of Saudi Arabia on
the Red Sea. Jeddah is located in the West province which is also
known as the province of Mecca. Jeddah is the largest city in this
province, is the largest port on the Red Sea and one of the largest
ports of the country. According to several sources the tomb of Eve can
be found in Jeddah. However, we will probably never know for sure
because the tomb was sealed with concrete in the 1970s to prevent
worship. Because Jeddah is situated on the route to Mecca and Medina
millions of people make a stop-over here every year to travel further
to one of these sacred cities. The city has something with heights,
the largest fountain in the world, the fountain of King Fadh can be
found here. This fountain can squirt water up to 312 meters. There are
also plans to construct the highest skyscraper, this skyscraper should
be higher than 1,000 meters. Jeddah has a desert climate only slightly
influenced by the Red Sea. Summers are extremely hot and dry. During
the warmest days of summer temperatures will be around 40 degrees
Celsius. The highest temperature on record is 47 degrees Celsius.
Winters are much more pleasant. However, winters are still warm with
an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature
on record is 9 degrees Celsius. Precipitation figures are low all year
round. The rain that does fall mainly falls during the winter. Dust-
and sandstorms may occur all year round.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Jeddah.
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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