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Israel's Average Weather

Winter

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

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

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

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).

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Israel's Climate

Israel's climate is very similar to California's climate: cool and rainy in the winter and very hot in the summer. There is considerable variance in weather between the different geographic regions in Israel. The coastal areas tend to be somewhat cooler and more humid. The hill region of Central Israel tends to be colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. The North receives far more rain. The Negev (South) receives insignificant rainfall. The Negev and Jordan Valley can be brutally hot in the summer.

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