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Jerusalem Climate & Temperature

  • Jerusalem, Israel is at 3152'N, 3513'E, 757 m (2484 ft). See map.
  • Jerusalem has a hot mediterranean/ dry-summer subtropical climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa) that is mild with moderate seasonality. Summers are dry and hot due to the domination of subtropical high pressure systems while winters experience moderate temperatures and changeable, rainy weather due to the polar front. These climates usually occur on the western sides of continents between the latitudes of 30 and 45. Vegetation is adapted to the dry summers and is fragrant and oily making it susceptible to fire. The typical Mediterranean climate average monthly temperatures in excess of 22.0 C (71.6 F) in its warmest month and an average in the coldest month between 18 to -3 C (64 to 27 F) with at least four months above 10 C (50 F). Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Csa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Jerusalem is situated in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 16.2 degrees Celsius (61.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 15 °C (27°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic. Jerusalem Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 13°C (55.3°F) on average falling to 4.8°C (40.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 20.7°C (69.3°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 9.4°C (48.9°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 28.4°C (83.1°F) and average low temperatures are 16.6°C (61.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 23.9°C (75°F) during the day and lows of 13.2°C (55.7°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 590 mm (23.2 inches) which is equivalent to 590 Litres/m (14.47 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 3468 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Jerusalem you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Tubuai, French Polynesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Jerusalem Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (53) 13 (56) 16 (61) 21 (70) 25 (77) 28 (82) 29 (84) 29 (84) 28 (82) 25 (77) 19 (66) 14 (57) 22 (71)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 8 (46) 9 (48) 11 (52) 15 (59) 19 (66) 21 (71) 23 (73) 23 (73) 22 (72) 19 (67) 14 (58) 10 (49) 16 (61)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (39) 5 (40) 6 (43) 10 (49) 12 (54) 15 (59) 17 (63) 17 (63) 16 (61) 14 (57) 10 (49) 6 (42) 11 (52)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 143 (6) 113 (4) 98 (4) 32 (1) 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 24 (1) 68 (3) 110 (4) 590 (23)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 9 (29) 8 (28) 7 (23) 3 (10) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 5 (17) 8 (26) 42 (12)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 44' 6h 15' 7h 25' 9h 30' 11h 07' 13h 36' 13h 29' 12h 56' 11h 18' 9h 15' 7h 08' 6h 00' 9h 29'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 18' 11h 00' 11h 55' 12h 55' 13h 45' 14h 11' 13h 59' 13h 16' 12h 19' 11h 19' 10h 29' 10h 05' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 56 (44) 58 (42) 63 (37) 74 (26) 82 (18) 97 (3) 97 (3) 98 (2) 93 (7) 83 (17) 69 (31) 60 (40) 79 (21)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 38.2 47.5 58.4 70 78.3 81.6 78.5 70.2 58.8 47.3 38.1 34.7 58.4

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