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Jerusalem, Israel

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Buildings serving as churches, temples, and mosques in Jerusalem, Israel
Buildings serving as churches, temples, and mosques in Jerusalem, Israel

The climate of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, referred to as a Csa climate according to the Köppen climate classification. The weather, strongly influenced by the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the desert on the other, exhibits quite a gamut in temperature variations across the year alongside fluctuating humidity levels and precipitation patterns.

Temperatures throughout the year can range from lows of 9.2°C (48.6°F) to highs of 33.4°C (92.1°F), presenting differing conditions with each changing season. Relative humidity in Jerusalem generally hovers around the mid-50s, with slight peaks and troughs across the year. Rainfall, predominantly falling between November and March, ranges from 13mm (0.51") to 20mm (0.79"). However, rainfall becomes almost negligible from June to September as the summer months sets in. During these months, the city witnesses a dramatic drop in rainfall days as well.

Days in Jerusalem are longest during the summer months, with up to 14.2 hours of daylight in June and July. Closely mirroring this pattern are the sunshine hours, reaching 12.3 hours in July. The wind speed also varies, from 8.5km/h (5.3mph) to 11.6km/h (7.2mph), with the city witnessing wind gust up to 16.3km/h (10.1mph).

The best time to visit Jerusalem

Pleasant weather conditions prevail in Jerusalem during the transitional seasons of spring and autumn. During these periods, the city exhibits moderate temperatures and lower humidity levels, making it ideal for exploration and outdoor activities. In the months of April and October, for example, average temperatures range from 24.8°C (76.6°F) to 28.4°C (83.1°F), offering a comfortable climate in which to enjoy this enchanting city.

The worst time to visit Jerusalem

Tourists might want to avoid the peak summer months, from June to August, and the winter month of December when planning a trip to Jerusalem. The summer months are often accompanied by high temperatures, which can reach up to 33.4°C (92.1°F). Conversely, December sees the minimum temperature falling to 11.1°C (52°F) and is also the period with significant rainfall levels reaching 19mm (0.75").

Spring weather in Jerusalem

In the spring months, Jerusalem experiences mild weather. March experiences a temperature range from 11.5°C (52.7°F) to 21.1°C (70°F), while by May the temperature has warmed, ranging from 18.4°C (65.1°F) to 29.1°C (84.4°F). Wind speeds during these months vary from 10.3km/h (6.4mph) to 11.2km/h (7mph), while daylight hours noticeably increase to 13.8 hours by the end of May. Humidity levels are relatively lower during this period compared to the rest of the year.

Summer weather in Jerusalem

The summer in Jerusalem is typically hot, with temperatures ranging from 20.8°C (69.4°F) to 33.4°C (92.1°F), reaching their peak in the months of July and August. Despite being the hottest period, Jerusalem's summers are characterized by low rainfall and high humidity of about 54%. These are also the months with the longest daylight hours, thereby more sunshine hours, reaching up to 14.2 hours and 12.3 hours respectively.

Autumn weather in Jerusalem

Autumn in Jerusalem sees a drop in temperatures, with September having highs of 31.7°C (89.1°F) and November seeing temperatures drop to a high of 23.1°C (73.6°F). Rainfall begins to increase from 1mm (0.04") in September to 13mm (0.51") in November. The humidity begins to rise in this period, reaching around 58% in September. While daylight hours decrease from 12.4 hours to 10.6 hours, the sunshine hours drop to 7.7 hours by November.

Winter weather in Jerusalem

Winter months in Jerusalem experience the lowest temperatures across the year, falling to 11.1°C (52°F) in December and hovering around 9.2°C (48.6°F). Humidity increases to 62% in January coupled with rainfall reaching its peak with 20mm (0.79") in March. Despite the falling temperatures, Jerusalem witnesses up to 10.3 hours of daylight in December. The wind gust also peaks during winter, reaching its maximum of 16.3km/h (10.1mph).

Weather in January

Cool temperatures in the region of Jerusalem, Israel define the climate in January. The gentle kiss of the winter sun is felt most hours of the day, making the season pleasant. Comparatively chiller than December, the calming winds of January maintain a day-night temperature fluctuation, ranging from 9.2°C (48.6°F) at night to 16.4°C (61.5°F) during daytime. Weather in January »

Weather in February

The effect of winter starts to wane in February, making way for the spring season in Jerusalem. With marginally elevated temperatures, the touch of moderate heat is more pronounced. Tempering the cool winter air, February encompasses a wider temperature gradient, spanning from 10.1°C (50.2°F) to 18.2°C (64.8°F). Weather in February »

Weather in March

In light of the spring season, March presents a moderate and agreeable climate in Jerusalem. Locals and tourists alike are greeted with promising visibility that encourages sightseeing and exploration around the city. While the structured change in weather conditions carries forward, a significant increase of up to 21.1°C (70°F) in temperatures is noticed, comparing to February's highs of 18.2°C (64.8°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

Graduating from the mildness of March, April in Jerusalem, Israel warms up to more pronounced spring temperatures. Longer daylight hours extend the window for outdoor fun and leisure activities. A clear transition from the cool of March, the spiking temperatures in April go up to 24.8°C (76.6°F). Weather in April »

Weather in May

With the advent of May, summer's footsteps become audible in Jerusalem. The city bathes in an abundance of sunlight, making it the ideal period for a beach escapade. A sharp increase from April's pleasant 24.8°C (76.6°F), May's intense high of 29.1°C (84.4°F) stages the city's transformation into a hot summer paradise. Weather in May »

Weather in June

A backdrop of clear skies and brilliant sunshine sets the stage for the summer season in June. Jerusalem, Israel becomes much hotter, with temperatures soaring higher. Gravity of the monthly temperature progression from 29.1°C (84.4°F) in May to 31.4°C (88.5°F) in June underlines the influence of summertime. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July wears the crown of being the hottest month in Jerusalem, making it the epitome of summer in the city. In the absence of rain, the dry climate couples with the intense heat. Marking a noticeable rise from June's milder 31.4°C (88.5°F), July's peak temperatures touch down at an overwhelming 33.2°C (91.8°F). Weather in July »

Weather in August

While still simmering under the summer heat, August observes a marginal retreat in temperature in Jerusalem, Israel. Balmy nights pave the way for satisfying strolls along the beach under the moonlit sky. Residing at the tail end of summer, a faint dip in temperature to 33.4°C (92.1°F) from it's predecessor July's intense 33.2°C (91.8°F) is observed. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September serves as a gateway to autumn in Jerusalem, with the city bidding farewell to the summer warmth. A notable reduction of temperatures, from the highs of the sweltering summer to the mildness of the starting autumn, takes place. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October ushers in the full bloom of the autumn season in Jerusalem. With summer taking a back seat, the weather becomes much more agreeable. As noted, October's high temperatures reach a more moderate 28.4°C (83.1°F) as opposed to September's slightly higher 31.7°C (89.1°F). Weather in October »

Weather in November

As November graces the city of Jerusalem, a perceptible shift towards the winter season takes place. Light drizzles and foggy mornings are a common sight, adding character to the city's aesthetics. A significant decrease in temperature, nose-diving to 23.1°C (73.6°F) from the October high of 28.4°C (83.1°F), is observed, pointing towards the onset of winter. Weather in November »

Weather in December

Jerusalem, Israel, sits in the lap of the winter season in December. The slight chill in the air during the day, coupled with colder nights, signifies the culmination of the year. December witnesses a further dip in temperature down to a chilly 18.1°C (64.6°F), from November's modest 23.1°C (73.6°F), signaling the peak in winter conditions. Weather in December »
Updated: Jan 27, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What are the coldest months in Jerusalem?

The month of January sees the average lowest temperatures, reaching 16.4°C (61.5°F) at the peak and 9.2°C (48.6°F) at the low.

What is the most humid month in Jerusalem?

The most humid month is January, with an average relative humidity of 62%.

How much does it rain in Jerusalem?

Throughout the year, there are 45.2 rainfall days, and 95mm (3.74") of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it snow in Jerusalem?

Months with snowfall in Jerusalem are January, February and December.

How much does it snow in Jerusalem?

In Jerusalem, during the entire year, snow falls for 0.5 days and aggregates up to 4mm (0.16") of snow.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Jerusalem?

The month with the least sunshine in Jerusalem is January, with an average of 6.5h of sunshine.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Jerusalem?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the wettest month in Jerusalem?

The month with the most rainfall in Jerusalem is March, when the rain falls for 6.4 days and typically aggregates up to 20mm (0.79") of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Jerusalem?

In Jerusalem, snow does not fall in March through November.

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Jerusalem?

On Friday, 29. March 2024, at 02:00, Daylight Saving Time starts in Jerusalem, Israel, and the time zone changes from IST to IDT. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 02:00, and the time zone reverts from IDT to IST.

What is the least humid month in Jerusalem?

The least humid month in Jerusalem is May, with an average relative humidity of 46%.

When are the longest days in Jerusalem?

With an average of 14h and 12min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year in Jerusalem, Israel.

What is the driest month in Jerusalem?

In Jerusalem, Israel, rain does not fall in July and August.

What month has the most sunshine in Jerusalem?

July has the most sunshine of the year in Jerusalem, with an average of 12.3h of sunshine.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Jerusalem?

July is the month with the highest UV index, with an average maximum UV index of 8.

What month is the hottest in Jerusalem?

August temperatures tend to peak at an average high of 33.4°C (92.1°F) and dip to a low of 22.8°C (73°F).

When does it rain in Jerusalem?

January through June, September through December are months with rainfall.

What is the snowiest month in Jerusalem?

December is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 0.1 days and accumulates 2mm (0.08") of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Jerusalem?

December has the shortest days of the year in Jerusalem, with an average of 10h and 6min of daylight.

Average temperature
Jerusalem, Israel

Average temperature - Jerusalem, Israel

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (33.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (16.4°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.2°C).

Average pressure
Jerusalem, Israel

Average pressure - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is December (1018.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is July (1007.3mbar).

Average wind speed
Jerusalem, Israel

Average wind speed - Jerusalem, Israel

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (8.5km/h).

Average humidity
Jerusalem, Israel

Average humidity - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (62%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (46%).

Average rainfall
Jerusalem, Israel

Average rainfall - Jerusalem, Israel

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (20mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and August (0mm).

Average rainfall days
Jerusalem, Israel

Average rainfall days - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (7.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (0.1 days).

Average snowfall
Jerusalem, Israel

Average snowfall - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the highest snowfall is December (2mm).
The months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0mm).

Average snowfall days
Jerusalem, Israel

Average snowfall days - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine
Jerusalem, Israel

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 6min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

Average sunshine days
Jerusalem, Israel

Average sunshine days - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the most sunshine days is July (30.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (20.1 days).

Average UV index
Jerusalem, Israel

Average UV index - Jerusalem, Israel

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 4).

Average visibility
Jerusalem, Israel

Average visibility - Jerusalem, Israel

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

Jerusalem, Israel

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