The best times to visit Mecca for ideal weather are
December 10th to January 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mecca Travel Guide
Weather in Mecca
Average temperatures in Mecca 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 34th 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 Mecca, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 113.1°F (45.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 87.8°F (31°C) at night.
Mecca Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mecca 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.
Mecca Perceived Temperature (F)
Mecca Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mecca 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 Mecca are June, July, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Mecca? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Mecca.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mecca (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
Mecca has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (21.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (47.9%).
Wind in Mecca is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and February. March’s average wind speed of around 1.9 knots (2.2 MPH or 3.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” 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 7.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mecca.
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||1.7||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Feb||1.8||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Mar||1.9||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Apr||1.8||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|May||1.5||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Jun||1.4||Barely noticeable||4.9||Light breeze|
|Jul||1.5||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Aug||1.5||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
|Sep||1.3||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Oct||1.4||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Nov||1.2||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Dec||1.1||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mecca?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Mar 17, 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 Feb 28, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Mecca, 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 Mecca 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 Mecca Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 112.1°F (44.5°C) and 94.3°F (34.6°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 the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mecca, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 110.7°F (43.7°C) and 95.1°F (35.1°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 Mecca to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.4°F (34.7°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°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.