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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Jerusalem Airport Palestinian Territories

At Jerusalem Airport, the summers are long, warm, arid, and clear and the winters are cold and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 85°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 91°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Jerusalem Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September.

Climate at Jerusalem Airport

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Jerusalem Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 4.5 months, from May 25 to October 8, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is August, with an average high of 84°F and low of 66°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 6 to March 10, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is January, with an average low of 41°F and high of 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Jerusalem Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at Jerusalem AirportwarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2653°FJan 2653°FAug 785°FAug 785°F41°F41°F66°F66°FMay 2579°FMay 2579°FOct 879°FOct 879°FDec 659°FDec 659°FMar 1059°FMar 1059°F58°F58°F61°F61°F46°F46°F44°F44°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 54°F55°F61°F69°F77°F81°F84°F84°F82°F76°F66°F57°F
Temp. 47°F48°F53°F60°F67°F72°F74°F74°F72°F67°F58°F50°F
Low 41°F42°F45°F51°F57°F62°F65°F66°F63°F59°F51°F44°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature at Jerusalem Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at Jerusalem AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcoldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

La Plata, Argentina (7,603 miles away) and Mallala, South Australia, Australia (8,118 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Jerusalem Airport (view comparison).

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At Jerusalem Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year at Jerusalem Airport begins around May 22 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 15.

The clearest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 15 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around May 22.

The cloudiest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is December, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Jerusalem Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at Jerusalem AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 28100%Jun 28100%Dec 1171%Dec 1171%May 2285%May 2285%Oct 1586%Oct 1586%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 25%24%22%23%17%3%0%0%2%15%25%28%
Clearer 75%76%78%77%83%97%100%100%98%85%75%72%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Jerusalem Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from November 13 to March 24, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Jerusalem Airport is February, with an average of 6.2 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from March 24 to November 13. The month with the fewest wet days at Jerusalem Airport is July, with an average of 0.0 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone at Jerusalem Airport is January, with an average of 6.4 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 24% on February 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Jerusalem Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Jerusalem AirportwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 124%Feb 124%Jun 250%Jun 250%Nov 1312%Nov 1312%Mar 2412%Mar 2412%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 6.4d5.9d4.0d1.6d0.5d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d1.4d3.7d5.4d
Mixed 0.2d0.4d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d
Any 6.7d6.2d4.2d1.6d0.5d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d1.4d3.7d5.5d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Jerusalem Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from October 24 to April 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain at Jerusalem Airport is January, with an average rainfall of 1.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.5 months, from April 9 to October 24. The month with the least rain at Jerusalem Airport is July, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Jerusalem Airport

Average Monthly Rainfall at Jerusalem AirportrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inJan 72.0 inJan 72.0 inJul 100.0 inJul 100.0 inOct 240.5 inOct 240.5 inApr 90.5 inApr 90.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 1.9″1.7″1.2″0.4″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.0″1.7″

The length of the day at Jerusalem Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 14 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Jerusalem Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Jerusalem AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2014 hr, 14 minJun 2014 hr, 14 minJun 2012 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 4 minDec 2110 hr, 4 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.3h11.1h12.0h13.0h13.8h14.2h14.0h13.3h12.3h11.4h10.5h10.1h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:13 AM on April 12, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 6:50 AM on October 25. The earliest sunset is at 4:34 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 14 minutes later at 7:48 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Jerusalem Airport during 2024, starting in the spring on April 13, lasting 6.4 months, and ending in the fall on October 26.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Jerusalem Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Jerusalem AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMApr 125:13 AMApr 125:13 AM7:48 PMJun 307:48 PMJun 30Dec 34:34 PMDec 34:34 PM6:50 AMOct 256:50 AMOct 25Apr 13DSTApr 13DSTDSTOct 26DSTOct 26daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Jerusalem Airport

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Jerusalem AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0000101020202020303030304050505060607080000010101010202030303030404040506060707035NowNow
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Jerusalem Airport

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Jerusalem Airport experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from July 8 to September 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The month with the most muggy days at Jerusalem Airport is August, with 4.4 days that are muggy or worse.

The least muggy day of the year is February 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels at Jerusalem Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at Jerusalem AirportmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 200%Feb 200%Aug 1715%Aug 1715%Jul 84%Jul 84%Sep 254%Sep 254%NowNowmuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d1.9d4.4d2.1d0.3d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Jerusalem Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 16, with average wind speeds of more than 7.0 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.3 months, from September 16 to May 26. The calmest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed at Jerusalem Airport

Average Wind Speed at Jerusalem AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphJun 307.6 mphJun 307.6 mphOct 166.4 mphOct 166.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 7.07.27.06.86.97.47.57.37.06.56.76.8

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Jerusalem Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 1.7 months, from September 16 to November 6, with a peak percentage of 51% on September 24. The wind is most often from the west for 6.0 days, from November 6 to November 12 and for 9.2 months, from December 9 to September 16, with a peak percentage of 33% on November 7. The wind is most often from the east for 3.9 weeks, from November 12 to December 9, with a peak percentage of 34% on November 26.

Wind Direction at Jerusalem Airport

Wind Direction at Jerusalem AirportWNEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Jerusalem Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.5 months, from July 1 to October 18, with an average temperature above 79°F. The month of the year at Jerusalem Airport with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 82°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.9 months, from December 30 to April 27, with an average temperature below 67°F. The month of the year at Jerusalem Airport with the coolest water is March, with an average temperature of 63°F.

Average Water Temperature at Jerusalem Airport

Average Water Temperature at Jerusalem AirportwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FAug 2483°FAug 2483°F63°FMar 263°FMar 2Jul 179°FJul 179°FOct 1879°FOct 1879°FDec 3067°FDec 3067°FApr 2767°FApr 2767°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 65°F63°F63°F66°F70°F76°F80°F82°F82°F79°F74°F69°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Jerusalem Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Jerusalem Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to mid October, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Tourism Score at Jerusalem Airport

Tourism Score at Jerusalem Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810109.19.11.51.59.09.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Jerusalem Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score at Jerusalem Airport

Beach/Pool Score at Jerusalem Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.68.60.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen at Jerusalem Airport over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 59% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Jerusalem Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Jerusalem Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Feb 2790%Feb 2790%Dec 2090%Dec 2059%Jan 1659%Jan 16Jul 31100%Jul 31100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Jerusalem Airport should appear around February 23, only rarely appearing before February 6 or after March 21.

Growing Degree Days at Jerusalem Airport

Growing Degree Days at Jerusalem AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FFeb 2387°FFeb 2387°FMay 20900°FMay 20900°FJul 31,800°FJul 31,800°FDec 314,756°FDec 314,756°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 4 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is June, with an average of 8.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 4 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Jerusalem Airport is December, with an average of 3.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Jerusalem Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Jerusalem AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 208.6 kWhJun 208.6 kWhDec 233.0 kWhDec 233.0 kWhMay 47.5 kWhMay 47.5 kWhAug 247.5 kWhAug 247.5 kWhNov 44.1 kWhNov 44.1 kWhFeb 124.1 kWhFeb 124.1 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 3.34.35.76.97.98.58.47.76.65.13.73.1

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Jerusalem Airport are 31.867 deg latitude, 35.217 deg longitude, and 2,464 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Jerusalem Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 965 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,494 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,435 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,482 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Jerusalem Airport is covered by sparse vegetation (44%), bare soil (20%), grassland (14%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (28%) and grassland (19%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (26%) and water (19%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Jerusalem Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Jerusalem Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Jerusalem, Ben Gurion Airport, Beer-Sheva, Amman Civil Airport, Queen Alia International Airport, Irbid, Haifa International Airport, and King Hussein Air Base.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

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