The best times to visit Southern Saudi Arabia for ideal weather are
January 29th to April 22nd
September 17th 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.
Southern Saudi Arabia Travel Guide
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Weather in Southern Saudi Arabia
Average temperatures in Southern Saudi Arabia vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 71st 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 Southern Saudi Arabia, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 90.5°F (32.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.7°F (20.4°C) at night.
Southern Saudi Arabia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Southern Saudi Arabia 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.
Southern Saudi Arabia Perceived Temperature (F)
Southern Saudi Arabia Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Southern 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.
|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 Southern Saudi Arabia are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.
When can you find snow in Southern Saudi Arabia? 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 Southern Saudi Arabia.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Southern Saudi Arabia (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
Southern Saudi Arabia has no months that would be considered humid, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (16.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (31.3%).
Wind in Southern Saudi Arabia is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by September and May. October’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.1 MPH or 13.1 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Southern Saudi Arabia.
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||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.1||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.9||Light breeze||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.6||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|May||6.9||Light breeze||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.6||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.8||Light breeze||11.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.9||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7.1||Gentle breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.6||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Southern 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 Southern 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 Southern Saudi Arabia 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 Southern Saudi Arabia Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 79.7°F (26.5°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 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 slowest season for tourism in Southern Saudi Arabia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 72.9°F (22.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Southern Saudi Arabia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 71.7°F (22.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.