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