The best times to visit Jiddah for ideal weather are
January 1st to February 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Jiddah Travel Guide
Other Jiddah Travel Info
Weather in Jiddah
Average temperatures in Jiddah vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Jiddah, 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 104.2°F (40.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 84.3°F (29.1°C) at night.
Jiddah Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Jiddah 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.
Jiddah Perceived Temperature (F)
Jiddah Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Jiddah 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 Jiddah are May, June, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.
When can you find snow in Jiddah? 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 Jiddah.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Jiddah (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
Jiddah has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (40% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (53.4%).
Wind in Jiddah is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by March and April. June’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.7 MPH or 14 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 15.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Jiddah.
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||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|May||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.1||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.6||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Jiddah?
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 Jiddah, 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 Jiddah 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
Overall Jiddah Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 100°F (37.8°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Jiddah, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 100.2°F (37.9°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 perfect this time of year in Jiddah to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90°F (32.2°C) and 83.4°F (28.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.