The best times to visit Saudi Arabia for ideal weather are

November 5th to April 1st

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 Saudi Arabia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Saudi Arabia vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 60th 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 Saudi Arabia, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 106.4°F (41.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 82.1°F (27.8°C) at night.

Saudi Arabia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Saudi Arabia 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.

Saudi Arabia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Saudi Arabia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Saudi Arabia 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan71.660.549.1
Feb77.365.753.2
Mar8472.159
Apr91.379.766.8
May99.587.974.5
Jun104.492.879.2
Jul105.994.481.3
Aug106.294.481.3
Sep102.390.277
Oct9481.868.9
Nov82.571.159.5
Dec74.963.351.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan2215.89.5
Feb25.218.711.8
Mar28.922.315
Apr32.926.519.3
May37.531.123.6
Jun40.233.826.2
Jul41.134.727.4
Aug41.234.727.4
Sep39.132.325
Oct34.427.720.5
Nov28.121.715.3
Dec23.817.411

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Saudi Arabia are June, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Saudi Arabia? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Saudi Arabia is often around around December 3rd 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 Saudi Arabia.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Saudi Arabia (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan2%00.4
Feb1%7.90.1
Mar2%00.3
Apr3%00.5
May2%00.3
Jun0%00.1
Jul1%00.1
Aug1%00.1
Sep1%00.1
Oct1%5.50.1
Nov3%00.5
Dec2%15.90.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan201
Feb120.10.3
Mar200.8
Apr301.3
May200.8
Jun000.3
Jul100.3
Aug100.3
Sep100.3
Oct1140.3
Nov301.3
Dec240.40.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Saudi Arabia has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (16.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (40.9%).

Wind in Saudi Arabia is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 15 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.4Light breeze12Significant breeze
Feb7Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze
Mar7.4Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
Apr7.5Gentle breeze14.6Significant breeze
May7.1Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
Jun7.3Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
Jul7.3Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
Aug6.8Light breeze13.6Significant breeze
Sep6.1Light breeze12.5Significant breeze
Oct5.8Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Nov5.8Light breeze11.3Significant breeze
Dec5.7Light breeze11Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan40.9%
Feb33.9%
Mar28.4%
Apr26.5%
May21.1%
Jun16.1%
Jul17.8%
Aug19.9%
Sep20.8%
Oct25.6%
Nov37.6%
Dec40.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Saudi Arabia?

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 Saudi Arabia is November, followed by June and April. 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 Saudi Arabia in May. 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 41.8 in May means 41.8% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Saudi Arabia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 103.6°F (39.8°C) and 80°F (26.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 second busiest season for tourism in Saudi Arabia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 104.4°F (40.2°C) and 77.4°F (25.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Saudi Arabia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80°F (26.7°C) and 69.1°F (20.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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