Israel weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Israel weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Israel is expected to be 29°C, while the average maximum temperature in October is 26°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Jerusalem.

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Israel weather averages

Check Israel weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Israel are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 30°C. The sunniest months are June and July with on average 13 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are June, July, August and September with 0 days. The Israel weather averages shown below are for Jerusalem.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Hours of sunshine (daily)

Days with some rainfall

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Israel weather today

Here is the weather in Israel today, Wednesday 18th October 2017. Expect clear skies in Israel with a maximum temperature of 29°C, low levels of heat & humidity and 10 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a light breeze of 7 kph from the north. The weather forecast shown below is for Jerusalem.

  • 29
    °C maximum temperature
  • 18
    °C minimum temperature
  • clear skies
  • 10
    hours of sunshine
  • 0
    mm of rainfall expected
  • L
    low heat & humidity
  • 7
    kph wind from N

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Israel weather overview

More than half of Israel is desert and there are pronounced differences in the climate between the Negev desert region and the fertile north of the country. In the North, a Mediterranean climate prevails bringing hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Frost and snow are virtually unheard of but winter rain comes in short, intense bursts, so be prepared.

On the coast, the summer weather is muggier and afternoons, when sea breezes disperse some of the humidity, are the most pleasant time of the day. In the inland hills around Galilee, summer daytime conditions are dryer and more pleasant but nights can be chilly and winter brings both heavy rainfall and occasional snowfalls. Beyond the hills to the south lies the desert where rainfall is low and localised, taking the form of sudden, intense showers during the winter months.

Daytime summer conditions here can be very hot, especially when the warm Khamsin (or, in Hebrew, 'Sharav') wind blows but nights are chilly and crisp. Israel is a very sunny country which has made it a popular holiday destination throughout the year but an especially good option for winter sun.

What to pack for Israel weather

Pack light clothing for the summer with warmer cover-ups for winter visits to the hills or Galilee and nights in the desert. Include a light scarf in early summer to protect yourself from the dusty Khamsin winds.

Israel holiday weather averages by month

Check Israel holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Israel weather with the USA

Below the Israel weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Israel (Jerusalem) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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