The best times to visit Safed for ideal weather are
April 16th to July 8th
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.
Safed Travel Guide
Other Safed Travel Info
Weather in Safed
Average temperatures in Safed 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 Safed, 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.
Safed Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Safed 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.
Safed Perceived Temperature (F)
Safed Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Safed 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 Safed 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 Safed? 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 Safed 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 Safed.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Safed (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
Safed 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 Safed 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 Safed.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Safed?
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 Safed, Israel is July, followed by January and June. 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 Safed 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 Safed 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 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 Safed, 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 Safed 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 fairly slow with tourists.