Israel's Average Weather
Winter usually lasts from December to February. Winter usually has lots of rainy days. Temperatures usually range from 43°- 56°F (6°- 14°C) in Jerusalem, 47°-66°F (9°- 20°C) in Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Haifa (the North), 53°-71°F (11°- 22°C) at the Dead Sea; and 49°-74°F (10°- 23°C) in Eilat (the South), although it can get below freezing in the hills (like Jerusalem). There will be rain especially in the North and Center of Israel (including Jerusalem), but very little further South in the Negev and Eilat. Snow is not totally uncommon in Jerusalem and the North. Jerusalem especially can occasionally have bitterly cold wind that lowers the temperature during the days and nights. Many overcast days. Most vegetation is green.
Spring is relatively short, usually lasting March to late April. Early Spring may bring some sporadic rain showers, but Late Spring usually is very warm. Temperatures usually range from 44°- 69°F (7°- 16°C) in Jerusalem, 51°-72°F (10°- 22°C) in Tel Aviv, 47°-80°F (8°- 27°C) in Tiberias and Haifa (the North), 61°-85°F (16°- 29°C) at the Dead Sea; and 56°-87°F (13°- 31°C) in Eilat (the South). Some overcast days in Early Spring, but mostly sunny in Late Spring. Most vegetation is green.
Summer usually begins Late April or Early May and lasts until September. It is usually very hot across most of the country. Temperatures usually range from 60°- 92°F (16°- 34°C) in Jerusalem, 63°-89°F (17°- 31°C) in Tel Aviv, 55°-95°F (13°- 35°C) in Tiberias, 55°-86°F (13°- 30°C) in Haifa, 68°-102°F (20°- 38°C) at the Dead Sea; and 63°-104°F (17°- 40°C) in Eilat (the South) Can be very humid in some areas. Most vegetation yellows and dies (though, not as much in Galilee).
Autumn lasts from Late September to November. Temperatures usually range from 54°- 78°F (12°- 26°C) in Jerusalem, 54°-76°F (12°- 25°C) in Tel Aviv and Haifa, 59°-89°F (15°- 32°C) in Tiberias, 65°-90°F (18°- 32°C) at the Dead Sea; and 61°-92°F (16°- 33°C) in Eilat (the South), although it can get below freezing in the hills (like Jerusalem). Autumn begins hot but cools and rain showers are possible in Late Autumn. Most vegetation is still yellowed and dead (except in Galilee).
General Resources about Israel's Average Yearly Weather:
- Israel Ministry of Tourism-very brief and basic overview of Israel's seasons.
- Chart of Average Monthly Temperatures-basic but helpful; PDF version. Published by Israel Ministry of Tourism.
- Chart on Average Yearly Temperatures-Online version
- Typical Yearly Weather and Tips on What to Wear-Brief, but quite helpful.
- Review This Week's Weather in Jerusalem & Tel Aviv