The best times to visit Haifa for ideal weather are

April 16th to July 8th

or

September 3rd to November 18th

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

 

 


Other Haifa Travel Info

Weather in Haifa

Temperature

Average temperatures in Haifa vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Haifa, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.6°F (20.9°C) at night.

Haifa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Haifa 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.

Haifa Perceived Temperature (F)

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Haifa Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Haifa 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 51.1 45.2 41.4
Feb 53.4 47.2 42.6
Mar 60.7 52.8 46.8
Apr 68.1 59 51.6
May 76.8 66.3 58.1
Jun 83.4 72.2 63.6
Jul 86.7 75.5 67.4
Aug 87 75.7 68.4
Sep 82.8 71.5 64.5
Oct 76.7 66.4 60.6
Nov 64.7 57.2 52.9
Dec 55.1 49.2 45.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.6 7.3 5.2
Feb 11.9 8.4 5.9
Mar 15.9 11.6 8.2
Apr 20.1 15 10.9
May 24.9 19.1 14.5
Jun 28.6 22.3 17.6
Jul 30.4 24.2 19.7
Aug 30.6 24.3 20.2
Sep 28.2 21.9 18.1
Oct 24.8 19.1 15.9
Nov 18.2 14 11.6
Dec 12.8 9.6 7.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Haifa are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.

When can you find snow in Haifa? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Haifa is often around around March 12th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Haifa.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 0 5.9
Feb 26% 1.2 5.2
Mar 14% 0.4 2
Apr 9% 0 1.2
May 4% 0 0.6
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.2
Oct 4% 0 0.7
Nov 16% 0.8 3.1
Dec 25% 0.9 6.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 0 15
Feb 26 3 13.2
Mar 14 1 5.1
Apr 9 0 3
May 4 0 1.5
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.5
Oct 4 0 1.8
Nov 16 2 7.9
Dec 25 2.3 15.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Haifa has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (38.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (66.6%).

Wind in Haifa is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by January and December. February’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.6 MPH or 20.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.6 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Feb 11 Significant breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Mar 10 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Apr 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
May 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Jun 9.5 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Jul 9.4 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Aug 8.9 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Sep 8.3 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Nov 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Dec 10.1 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.6%
Feb 64.4%
Mar 53.2%
Apr 44.5%
May 39.5%
Jun 38.9%
Jul 40.3%
Aug 44.9%
Sep 52.6%
Oct 48.8%
Nov 52.6%
Dec 61%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Haifa?

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 Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip; 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 24, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Haifa, Israel is August, followed by January and July. 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 Haifa in September. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 31.4 in September means 31.4% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Haifa Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 55.4°F (13°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Haifa, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 61.2°F (16.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Haifa to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.6°F (14.2°C) and 47.7°F (8.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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