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The climate of Taif (Saudi Arabia)
Taif is a large city located in the western part of Saudi Arabia in the province of Mecca in the vicinity of Mecca. Taif is located at the foot of the Al Sarawat mountain range. The city is known for its mild climate and is also known as the summer capital. The climate is very mild and cool even by Saudi standards. Many people spend their summer here. Just outside the city rock paintings can be found as well as an old Turkish fortress. Despite its mild climate Taif still has a desert climate with warm to hot summers and warm winters with cool nights. Taif gets more precipitation than other places in Saudi Arabia. However, precipitation figures are still low. Summers are warm. Daytime temperatures are about 33 degrees Celsius which is much milder than in other places in Saudi Arabia. Winters are pleasant with temperatures just above 20 degrees Celsius. Nights may be quite cold. However, subzero temperatures are uncommon. Please, bear in mind that dust and sand 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 Taif.

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 20 7 7 2 n/a
February 22 9 8 2 n/a
March 25 12 8 3 n/a
April 27 14 9 6 n/a
May 31 17 10 6 n/a
June 34 20 10 2 n/a
July 33 21 9 1 n/a
August 33 21 9 2 n/a
September 32 19 10 2 n/a
October 28 14 10 2 n/a
November 24 11 8 4 n/a
December 21 8 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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