The best times to visit Al Baha for ideal weather are

October 1st to April 22nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Al Baha Travel Info

Weather in Al Baha

Temperature

Average temperatures in Al Baha vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 70th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Al Baha, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 97.1°F (36.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.9°F (23.8°C) at night.

Al Baha Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Al Baha Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Al Baha Perceived Temperature (F)

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Al Baha Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Al Baha Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan73.260.950.2
Feb78.265.353.6
Mar8269.457.8
Apr86.674.363.8
May9279.768.7
Jun95.884.373.1
Jul96.384.974.3
Aug96.685.274.3
Sep93.282.471.4
Oct85.574.563.2
Nov78.966.856
Dec74.561.950.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan22.916.110.1
Feb25.718.512
Mar27.820.814.3
Apr30.323.517.7
May33.326.520.4
Jun35.429.122.8
Jul35.729.423.5
Aug35.929.623.5
Sep342821.9
Oct29.723.617.3
Nov26.119.313.3
Dec23.616.610.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Al Baha are February, September, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of May 14th.

When can you find snow in Al Baha? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Al Baha.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Al Baha (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan1%00.1
Feb0%00
Mar1%00.1
Apr5%00.6
May7%00.9
Jun3%00.3
Jul3%01
Aug2%00.3
Sep0%00
Oct1%00.2
Nov2%00.2
Dec1%00.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan100.3
Feb000
Mar100.3
Apr501.5
May702.3
Jun300.8
Jul302.5
Aug200.8
Sep000
Oct100.5
Nov200.5
Dec100.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Al Baha has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (15.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (47.7%).

Wind in Al Baha is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late July where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Al Baha.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Feb5.5Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Mar5.7Light breeze12.2Gentle breeze
Apr5.7Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
May5.6Light breeze13.2Gentle breeze
Jun7.7Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Jul9.2Gentle breeze16.9Gentle breeze
Aug8.4Gentle breeze15.8Significant breeze
Sep7Gentle breeze14Gentle breeze
Oct6Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Nov5Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Dec4.7Light breeze10.4Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan47.7%
Feb36.5%
Mar33.5%
Apr35.7%
May27.8%
Jun15.8%
Jul19.2%
Aug20.8%
Sep17.7%
Oct21.1%
Nov40.9%
Dec45.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Al Baha?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Saudi Arabia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 20, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Al Baha, Saudi Arabia is January, followed by November and December. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Al Baha in August. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 60.1 in August means 60.1% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Al Baha Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.6°F (35.3°C) and 80.5°F (26.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Al Baha, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 95.5°F (35.3°C) and 75°F (23.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Al Baha to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.5°F (26.9°C) and 70.9°F (21.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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