“Israel offers many good reasons to visit: breathtakingly diverse landscapes, endless historical and religious sights, and plenty of incredibly friendly and beautiful people”. – The New York Times.
The Weather in Israel
Depending on where you are in Israel and the time of year, temperatures can vary widely. Seasons overlap of course, but general guidelines are: The sun shines most of the year, and some days during the winter are sunny for the whole day. It rains in Israel only from November to April. During the other months, the chances of rain are nglegable.
Touring the Lower Galilee
SUMMER (Jun/Jul/Aug/early Sep): Temperatures in the high 80-‘s, 90-‘s (26-32c.). Tel Aviv, and Tiberias will be hot and humid (like New York or Miami). Jerusalem is dryer and cooler, particularly at night. Dead Sea area and Eilat are extremely hot (110+!)(43c.)…but dry. There won’t be a drop of rain.
SPRING/FALLThe best for a tour to Israel. (late Mar/Apr/May & late Sep/Oct/Nov): Daytime temperatures will be very pleasant: 60-70-ish (15-20c.) in most of the country (still hot, though, at the Red and Dead Seas). Jerusalem will be in the 40-50-‘s (5-10c.)in the evening. There will be some rain – nothing torrential.
WINTER (Dec/Jan/Feb/early Mar): Winter weather can fluctuate. Some winters are mild and sunny, some severe and overcast. There’s often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow sometimes. It’ll probably be in the 50-‘s, 60-‘s (10-15c.) most places, but in the 40-‘s (5c.) in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills – and very cold at night. A tour to Israel in the winter is possible and with some luck – can be very enjoyable.