When is the best time to go to Jerusalem

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Jerusalem, Israel. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Jerusalem weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Jerusalem are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Jerusalem January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 137mm 6.5hrs 11.2hrs

January in Jerusalem is generally wet with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Jerusalem for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Jerusalem and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 137mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Jerusalem February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 111mm 7.3hrs 11.9hrs

February in Jerusalem is generally damp with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Jerusalem for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Jerusalem and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (58°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 111mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in February »

March

Jerusalem March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 88mm 8.1hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Jerusalem is characteristically mild and a little damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Jerusalem.

March is in the spring in Jerusalem and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (63°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 88mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Jerusalem April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 28mm 9.5hrs 13.8hrs

Jerusalem's weather in April is typically mild and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Jerusalem, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Jerusalem and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 28mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in April »

May

Jerusalem May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
24°C 3mm 11.6hrs 14.6hrs

May is a very dry month in Jerusalem and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Jerusalem, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Jerusalem and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 3mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in May »

June

Jerusalem June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 0mm 13.5hrs 11.2hrs

Warm and arid weather often prevails in Jerusalem during the month of June

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Jerusalem, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Jerusalem and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a arid time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in June »

July

Jerusalem July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 0mm 13.5hrs 11.9hrs

July in Jerusalem is generally arid with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Jerusalem, with some very good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Jerusalem and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a arid time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in July »

August

Jerusalem August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 0mm 12.7hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Jerusalem is characteristically hot and arid.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Jerusalem, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Jerusalem and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 18°C (65°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a arid time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 12.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in August »

September

Jerusalem September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 1mm 11.4hrs 13.8hrs

Jerusalem's weather in September is typically warm and very dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Jerusalem, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Jerusalem and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 1mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in September »

October

Jerusalem October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 19mm 9.7hrs 14.6hrs

October is a dry month in Jerusalem and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Jerusalem, with some very good weather at this time of year.

October is in the fall / autumn in Jerusalem and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 19mm 0.8 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in October »

November

Jerusalem November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 60mm 8.3hrs 11.2hrs

Jerusalem's weather in November is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Jerusalem, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

November is in the fall / autumn in Jerusalem and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 60mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in November »

December

Jerusalem December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
14°C 111mm 6.5hrs 11.9hrs

December in Jerusalem is generally damp with the temperature being mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Jerusalem for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Jerusalem and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (59°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Jerusalem with around 111mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Jerusalem weather in December »

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Jerusalem weather statistics
Hottest month: August 29.8°C 85.6°F
Driest month: June 0mm 0ins
Sunniest month: July 13.5hrs
Coldest month: January 12.9°C 55.2°F
Wettest month: January 137mm 5.4ins
Warmest sea: August 28.2°C 82.8°F
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