When is the best time to go to Mecca

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 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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Mecca weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Mecca 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

Mecca January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 13mm 7.2hrs 11.8hrs

Mecca's weather in January is typically hot and dry in nature.

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

January is in the winter in Mecca and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Mecca with around 13mm 0.5 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in January »

February

Mecca February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 3mm 8.6hrs 12.2hrs

February in Mecca is generally very dry with the temperature being hot.

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

February is in the winter in Mecca and is typically the 2nd coldest 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 February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Mecca 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 8.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in February »

March

Mecca March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 6mm 9.3hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in March in Mecca is characteristically hot and very dry.

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 Mecca.

March is in the spring in Mecca and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Mecca with around 6mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in March »

April

Mecca April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
32°C 10mm 10.7hrs 13.4hrs

Mecca's weather in April is typically very hot and very dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Mecca.

April is in the spring in Mecca and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 36°C (96°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Mecca with around 10mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in April »

May

Mecca May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
35°C 5mm 11.5hrs 13.9hrs

May is a very dry month in Mecca and the temperature is generally very hot.

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

May is in the spring in Mecca and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 39°C (102°F), whilst at night 25°C (78°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Mecca with around 5mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in May »

June

Mecca June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
37°C 0mm 11hrs 11.8hrs

Very hot and arid weather often prevails in Mecca during the month of June

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

June is in the summer in Mecca and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 41°C (105°F), whilst at night 27°C (80°F) is normal.

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

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in June »

July

Mecca July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
37°C 0mm 10hrs 12.2hrs

July in Mecca is generally very dry with the temperature being very hot.

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

July is in the summer in Mecca and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 41°C (105°F), whilst at night 28°C (82°F) is normal.

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

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in July »

August

Mecca August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
36°C 0mm 10.3hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in August in Mecca is characteristically very hot and very dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Mecca.

August is in the summer in Mecca and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 40°C (104°F), whilst at night 28°C (82°F) is normal.

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

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in August »

September

Mecca September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
36°C 0mm 10.8hrs 13.4hrs

Mecca's weather in September is typically very hot and very dry in nature.

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

September is in the fall / autumn in Mecca and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 40°C (103°F), whilst at night 27°C (80°F) is normal.

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

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in September »

October

Mecca October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
33°C 4mm 10.5hrs 13.9hrs

October is a very dry month in Mecca and the temperature is generally very hot.

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

October is in the fall / autumn in Mecca and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 37°C (99°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Mecca with around 4mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in October »

November

Mecca November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 20mm 8.5hrs 11.8hrs

November in Mecca is generally dry with the temperature being hot.

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

November is in the fall / autumn in Mecca and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (92°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Mecca with around 20mm 0.8 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in November »

December

Mecca December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 14mm 7.4hrs 12.2hrs

December in Mecca is generally dry with the temperature being hot.

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

December is in the winter in Mecca and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Mecca with around 14mm 0.5 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 1 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Mecca weather in December »

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Mecca weather statistics
Hottest month: July 40.3°C 104.5°F
Driest month: June 0mm 0ins
Sunniest month: October 10.5hrs
Coldest month: January 28.6°C 83.5°F
Wettest month: November 20mm 0.8ins
Warmest sea: August 31.1°C 88°F
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