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The climate of Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
Mecca is located in the western part of Saudi Arabia in the province of Mecca in the vicinity of Jeddah. The province of Mecca is also known as the West province. Mecca is the holiest place in Islam, every Muslim has to make a pilgrimage to Mecca once in his life. This is also known as the Hadj. Every year millions of Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Ak Masjid Al Haram mosque can be found in Mecca; this mosque can accommodate up to 800,000 Muslims, only the Al Masjid Al Nabawi mosque in Median is bigger. In the center of the Masjid Al Haram mosque the Ka`aba can be found. A black cuboid building which is the most sacred site in Islam. Five times a day Muslims pray toward this building, so this is the only place in the world where Muslims can pray facing each other. Just like Medina the city of Mecca is off-limits for non-Muslims. Just like almost all places on the Arabian peninsula Mecca has a warm desert climate. Summers are very hot, temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius are not uncommon. The highest temperature on record is just above 50 degrees Celsius. Winters are also warm, real cold is uncommon. With 40 millimeters of annual precipitation on average precipitation figures are extremely low. Sand and dust storms may occur all year round.

 

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

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 29 18 7 2 n/a
February 30 18 8 1 n/a
March 33 20 9 1 n/a
April 36 22 10 2 n/a
May 39 25 11 2 n/a
June 41 27 10 0 n/a
July 41 28 9 0 n/a
August 40 28 10 1 n/a
September 40 27 10 0 n/a
October 37 24 10 1 n/a
November 33 22 8 2 n/a
December 30 19 7 2 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

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