Saudi Arabia weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Saudi Arabia weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Saudi Arabia is expected to be 42°C, while the average maximum temperature in September is 40°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia weather averages

Check Saudi Arabia weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Saudi Arabia are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 43°C. The sunniest month is June with on average 11 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are June, July, August, September and October with 0 days. The Saudi Arabia weather averages shown below are for Riyadh.

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Saudi Arabia weather today

Here is the weather in Saudi Arabia today, Wednesday 20th September 2017. Expect clear skies in Saudi Arabia with a maximum temperature of 42°C, very high levels of heat & humidity and 12 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a moderate breeze of 20 kph from the north. The weather forecast shown below is for Riyadh.

  • 42
    °C maximum temperature
  • 32
    °C minimum temperature
  • clear skies
  • 12
    hours of sunshine
  • 0
    mm of rainfall expected
  • VH
    very high heat & humidity
  • 20
    kph wind from N

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Saudi Arabia weather overview

You are unlikely to need an umbrella in Saudi Arabia: it is one of the driest countries in the world with vast tracts of desert which attract less than 200mm (8in) of rainfall a year. What rainfall there is comes between November and May, except in the mountains of the southwest where light rainfall is possible at any time of year.

The mountains are the best place to be in the height of summer when inland areas can bake in temperatures as high as 48°C (118°F).

The heat is exacerbated on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea coasts by high humidity which keep nights hot and sticky: there is some danger of heat exhaustion or even heat stroke in the hottest areas. Inland, lower humidity levels bring a sharp drop in temperatures at night and can cause frosts in winter.

What to pack for Saudi Arabia weather

Light, loose clothing is ideal for a visit to Saudi at any time of year but you should take warmer clothing to cope with air-conditioning and tor chilly nights when venturing into the desert.

Saudi Arabia holiday weather averages by month

Check Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia weather with the USA

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

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