Best Time To Visit Jerusalem

Jerusalem has two distinct seasons – Summer and Winter. Spring is barely spread across a few weeks while autumn simply does not exist. The weather in Jerusalem can be highly unpredictable but for a major part of the year, it will be either dry and hot or cold and wet.

  • Summers: May to September is summer season with no rain to cool the day. However, the days are neither dry nor humid and if you don’t mind the sun, this is a good time to really explore the city. The nights however, are rather chilly. Average day temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius and drops down drastically during night time to around 14-15 degrees Celsius.
  • Winters: October to April is winter season with much awaited rainfall and occasional snowfall. The season marks the harvest time of Citrus fruits and the desert does spring into life with greenery. January is the coldest month with temperatures being recorded as low as 4 degrees Celsius and averaging to a high temperature of around 12 degrees Celsius.
  • Spring: A few weeks in October are rather pleasant and sum up the spring season with an average of around 20 degrees Celsius.

The absolute best time to take a trip to Jerusalem is during the summer season when you can tour the city without any rain hassles and visit the outskirts as well. 

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Highest temperature in Jerusalem is recorded as 96.8℉ in July.

Lowest temperature in Jerusalem is recorded as 33.8℉ in January.

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Most humid month in Jerusalem is December.

Least humid month in Jerusalem is May.

  • Best time to visit Old City in Jerusalem
    • Everyday : 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Western Wall in Jerusalem
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Yad Vashem in Jerusalem
    • Saturday : Closed
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday : 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM
  • Best time to visit Church Of The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
    • Everyday : 05:30 AM to 07:00 PM
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  • what shound a person wear OCTOBER 22 TO November?

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    • Jerusalem weather in late October or early November can be a little unpredictable. Even though October marks the beginning of the winter season, layers are not that necessary as the days are usually warm. But, you may need to carry a jacket as evening/night air is cooler. Keep in mind that Jerusalem also experiences rainy/stormy days during this period as well. So, pack accordingly. 

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  • Recommendation for clothing for March 2019 tour to Israel. Any clothing restrictions?

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    • You will find a few useful travel tips on this page of Jerusalem Tourism.  Being a conservative place, it would be appropriate to wear clothes that cover your head, arms, and legs. 

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  • clothing recommendation May 2019 tour. Clothing restrictions.

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    • Since May in Jerusalem sees warmer temperatures, you can opt for casual clothing like lightweight long-sleeve clothes if you are going for some sports activities or a loose t-shirt and jeans to explore the tourist spots. There are no clothing restrictions as such but try going for decent clothing while visiting holy sites. Anything that would cover your knees and shoulders should be fine. 

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