The best times to visit Jerusalem for ideal weather are
March 12th to July 1st
September 10th to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Jerusalem Travel Guide
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Weather in Jerusalem
Average temperatures in Jerusalem vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd 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 Jerusalem, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 89.1°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.2°F (21.2°C) at night.
Jerusalem Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Jerusalem Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Jerusalem Perceived Temperature (F)
Jerusalem Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Jerusalem 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Jerusalem 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 mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Jerusalem? 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 Jerusalem.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Jerusalem (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Jerusalem has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (35.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (55.7%).
Wind in Jerusalem is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 11.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Jerusalem.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.3||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||7.2||Gentle breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||7.4||Gentle breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.4||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.5||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Jerusalem?
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 Jerusalem, Israel is June, followed by March and January. 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 Jerusalem in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Jerusalem Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 59.8°F (15.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 fairly slow season for tourism in Jerusalem, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 66°F (18.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 4 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 Jerusalem to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.2°F (17.3°C) and 53.6°F (12°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.