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Weather in Israel

Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April-October) and generally mild winters (November-March) with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions, such as Jerusalem and Safed.

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Climate

Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April-October) and generally mild winters (November-March) with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions, such as Jerusalem and Safed. Rainfall is relatively heavy in the north and center of the country, with much less in the northern Negev and almost negligible

Regional conditions vary considerably, with humid summers and mild winters on the coast; dry summers and moderately cold winters in the hill regions; hot dry summers and pleasant winters in the Jordan Valley; and year-round semi-desert conditions in the Negev.

 amounts in the southern areas. 

Weather extremes range from occasional winter snowfall in the mountain regions to periodic oppressively hot dry winds that send temperatures soaring, particularly in spring and autumn.

For a table of average annual temperatures - AverageTempIsrael.jpg

For more specific information, contact the Israel Meteorological
Service: click here.​

 

Sites & Attractions

 
Tel Lachish Walking the path up to biblical Tel Lachish, surrounded by the vineyards g...
Susya At this ancient mountain village on the edge of the desert you’ll see remains o...
Mikveh Israel Agricultural School Mikveh Israel was founded in 1870 to teach a new way...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
Tel Shiloh The path to Tel Shiloh, the Israelites’ religious center before Jerusalem, ...
Mazor Mausoleum This tomb, with its amazingly intact, temple-like façade and the remna...
 

Accommodations

 
The Ein Gedi Hostel offers views of the Dead Sea and the magnificent cliffs of the Jude...
Rooms and suites face the Dead Sea. The hotel's spa includes Dead Sea water pools, dry ...
Hotel with various rooms which face the sea, some with whirlpools on the terrace. Facil...
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