The best times to visit Israel for ideal weather are

February 12th to May 27th

or

October 22nd to December 30th

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

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Weather in Israel

Temperature

Average temperatures in Israel 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 64th 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 Israel, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 92.7°F (33.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75°F (23.9°C) at night.

Israel Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Israel 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.

Israel Perceived Temperature (F)

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Israel Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Israel 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 62 54.5 47
Feb 64.4 56.8 48.8
Mar 69.8 61.6 52.6
Apr 76 67.1 57.4
May 82.9 74 64.3
Jun 87.9 79.1 69.4
Jul 91 82.7 73.4
Aug 91.7 83.3 74.5
Sep 88.3 79.9 71.6
Oct 83.9 75 65.9
Nov 75 66.4 57.6
Dec 66.5 58.3 50.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.7 12.5 8.3
Feb 18 13.8 9.3
Mar 21 16.4 11.4
Apr 24.4 19.5 14.1
May 28.3 23.3 17.9
Jun 31.1 26.2 20.8
Jul 32.8 28.2 23
Aug 33.2 28.5 23.6
Sep 31.3 26.6 22
Oct 28.8 23.9 18.8
Nov 23.9 19.1 14.2
Dec 19.2 14.6 10.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Israel 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 late January and early February with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Israel? 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 Israel 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Israel (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 11% 0 2.4
Feb 10% 1.2 1.8
Mar 7% 0.4 1.3
Apr 2% 0 0.3
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 3% 0 0.3
Nov 7% 0.8 1.3
Dec 9% 0.9 1.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 6.1
Feb 10 3 4.6
Mar 7 1 3.3
Apr 2 0 0.8
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 3 0 0.8
Nov 7 2 3.3
Dec 9 2.3 4.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Israel has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (41.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (53.9%).

Wind in Israel is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and April. June’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 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 early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 7 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Mar 7 Gentle breeze 11.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 7 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
May 6.8 Light breeze 11.6 Gentle breeze
Jun 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.8 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.2 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.9%
Feb 52.2%
Mar 47.4%
Apr 43%
May 41.6%
Jun 43.5%
Jul 45.1%
Aug 47.6%
Sep 49.5%
Oct 46%
Nov 46.2%
Dec 48.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Israel?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Israel is July, followed by May and March. 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 Israel 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 56.7 in September means 56.7% of the tourists vs. July.


Overall Israel Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 65.5°F (18.6°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 the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Israel, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 72.1°F (22.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Israel to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69.1°F (20.6°C) and 60°F (15.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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