Saudi Arabia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Saudi Arabia

The best time to visit in Saudi Arabia is from January until May and September until December, when you will have a pleasant till very hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Saudi Arabia is 42°C in July and the lowest is 20°C in January.

Saudi Arabia has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 20 23 27 32 38 41 42 42 39 34 26 21
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 7 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
Climate data from city: Riyadh

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14 day weather forecast Saudi Arabia

The weather for in Saudi Arabia will be 27° till 21° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Saudi Arabia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Riyadh.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
16°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
15°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
12°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 2
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
11°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
12°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
13°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
17°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1
Friday 17 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
17°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Saturday 18 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
18°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1
Sunday 19 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
19°
0.9 mm 25% 5 m/s 1

Climate Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia is 32° degrees and there is about 44 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 329 days a year with an average humidity of 23% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Saudi Arabia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 23 27 32 38 41 42 42 39 34 26 21
Night temp. (°C) 10 12 16 21 27 29 30 29 26 21 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 7 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
Days with rain 1 2 6 7 3 - - - - 1 3 2
Dry days 30 26 25 23 28 30 31 31 30 30 27 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2
UV-index 5 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 7 6 5 5
Climate data from city: Riyadh

Saudi Arabia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Saudi Arabia? 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.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia lies in a straight line about 7,019 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Riyadh).

How long is the flight to Saudi Arabia?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Saudi Arabia is approximately 9 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Saudi Arabia?

These are the largest airports in Saudi Arabia:

How many inhabitants are there in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia has approximately 33,413,660 inhabitants.

How big is Saudi Arabia?

The area of Saudi Arabia is around 2,149,690 km². It is 2x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?

The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh.

What is the currency of Saudi Arabia?

In Saudi Arabia the Saudi riyal (SAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 Saudi riyal = 0.24 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 4.11 Saudi riyal
  • 10 Saudi riyal = 2.43 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 41.12 Saudi riyal
  • 100 Saudi riyal = 24.32 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 411.22 Saudi riyal

What is the area code of Saudi Arabia?

The area code to call Saudi Arabia is +966.