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The climate of Palestinian Territories
The Palestinian Territories consist of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. These areas are under the administration of the Palestinian Authority, popularly referred to as Palestine. Palestine is also a geographical area bordering the state of Israel. The Palestinian Authority is not recognized as an independent state worldwide. The Gaza Strip has a warm steppe climate (type BSh) which changes into a warm desert climate (type BSh according to the Köppen climate classification) in the southern part. The West Bank has a warm Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers.


Climate information of places and areas in Palestinian Territories
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Palestinian Territories the following climate information is available:

Dead Sea
East Jerusalem
Gaza Strip
West Bank

The Gaza Strip has a dry season with hardly any precipitation during the summer. During the winter there is a wet season with precipitation figures rising above 100 millimeters per month during the wettest months (December, January and February). Summers are very dry in the West Bank. The wet period lasts somewhat longer than the dry period. Precipitation figures increase as you travel to a higher altitude. However, the East Strip along the Dead Sea is extremely dry with annual precipitation figures of only a few tens of millimeters during most years.

Summers are very sunny in both the Gaza Strip as the West Bank. During the summer these areas get about 12-13 hours of sunshine per day. This makes the Palestinian Territories a very sunny destination. However, when a so called Khamsin wind blows temperatures rapidly rise and the view may be limited to only several tens of meters. This type of wind comes from the desert, is very dry and hot and supplies large amounts of sand.


Climate figures
Throughout the Palestinian Territories several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Ramallah and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate figures for other places and regions in the Palestinian Territories please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 12 5 6 13 15
February 15 5 7 12 15
March 17 7 8 10 15
April 22 9 9 5 15
May 27 12 11 2 17
June 29 16 13 0 18
July 30 18 13 0 19
August 31 18 12 0 20
September 29 17 11 0 20
October 25 14 9 3 19
November 19 10 8 7 18
December 15 6 6 11 17
= 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 tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below are for the capital Ramallah. For climate figures for other places and regions in the Palestinian Territories, visit the individual climate pages.

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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