Israel weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Israel

The best time to visit in Israel is from March until November, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Israel is 34°C in August and the lowest is 17°C in January.

Israel has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Israel or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Israel by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 17 19 21 26 29 32 33 34 32 29 23 19
Precipitation (mm) 9 11 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 7 13 18
Climate data from city: Jerusalem

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14 day weather forecast Israel

The weather for in Israel will be 25° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Israel is based on the weather conditions in the city of Jerusalem.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 6
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
15°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 5
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 3
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
19°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
1.8 mm 35% 3 m/s 5
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
19°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
20°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
17°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2

Climate Israel

Israel has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Israel is 26° degrees and there is about 79 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 316 days a year with an average humidity of 54% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of Israel

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 17 19 21 26 29 32 33 34 32 29 23 19
Night temp. (°C) 10 10 12 14 18 21 23 24 22 20 16 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 11 14 2 3 0 0 0 1 7 13 18
Days with rain 6 6 5 3 2 - 1 - 1 3 5 6
Dry days 25 22 26 27 29 30 30 31 29 28 25 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 7 8 12 12 12 12 13 10 10 8 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 4 4 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 5 4
Climate data from city: Jerusalem

Israel weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Israel? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Weather experiences Israel

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Israel?

Israel lies in a straight line about 7,427 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Jerusalem).

How long is the flight to Israel?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Israel is approximately 10 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Israel?

These are the largest airports in Israel:

  • Ben Gurion International Airport – Tel Aviv
  • Sde Dov Airport – Tel Aviv
  • Haifa International Airport – Haifa
  • Ramon Airport – Eilat
  • Ovda International Airport – Eilat

How many inhabitants are there in Israel?

Israel has approximately 8,875,000 inhabitants.

How big is Israel?

The area of Israel is around 26,990 km². It is 45x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Israel?

The capital of Israel is Jerusalem.

What is the currency of Israel?

In Israel the Israeli new shekel (ILS) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 26 October 2021

  • 1 Israeli new shekel = 0.22 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 4.61 Israeli new shekel
  • 10 Israeli new shekel = 2.17 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 46.08 Israeli new shekel
  • 100 Israeli new shekel = 21.71 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 460.80 Israeli new shekel

What is the area code of Israel?

The area code to call Israel is +972.