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Average Weather in Tel Aviv Israel

In Tel Aviv, the summers are long, warm, muggy, arid, and clear and the winters are cool and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 49°F to 87°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 89°F.

The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from June 9 to October 14, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is August 9, with an average high of 87°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 10 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 26, with an average low of 49°F and high of 63°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Tel Aviv12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDeccoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhothot
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Tel Aviv, 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 in Tel Aviv begins around May 21 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 17. On June 30, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 21. On December 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Tel Avivclearerclearercloudiercloudiercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecDec 1032%Dec 1032%Jun 300%Jun 300%May 2117%May 2117%Oct 1716%Oct 1716%overcastovercastmostly cloudymostly cloudypartly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearmostly clearclearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 4.5 months, from November 8 to March 24, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 26% on February 1.

The drier season lasts 7.5 months, from March 24 to November 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on June 30.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 26% on February 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Tel Avivwetwetwetwetdrydry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 126%Feb 126%Jun 300%Jun 300%Jul 30-0%Jul 30-0%Jan 121%Jan 121%Nov 813%Nov 813%Mar 2413%Mar 2413%rainrain
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).

Rainfall

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. Tel Aviv experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 21 to April 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 6, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 10 to October 21. The least rain falls around July 15, with and average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Tel Aviv varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:34 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 20 minutes later at 6:54 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 4:35 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 15 minutes later at 7:51 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Tel Aviv during 2017, starting in the spring on March 24, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Tel Aviv12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 115:34 AMJun 115:34 AM7:51 PMJun 307:51 PMJun 30Dec 44:35 PMDec 44:35 PM6:54 AMOct 286:54 AMOct 28Mar 24DSTMar 24DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daydaynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. 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.

Humidity

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.

Tel Aviv experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 30 to October 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 24% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 7, with muggy conditions 95% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 4, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Tel Avivmuggymuggy0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 40%Feb 40%95%Aug 795%Aug 7May 3025%May 3025%Oct 2124%Oct 2124%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumiddrydrymiserablemiserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 in Tel Aviv does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 4.5 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Tel Aviv0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecFeb 75.0 mphFeb 75.0 mphMay 114.1 mphMay 114.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Tel Aviv varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.2 months, from September 20 to November 26, with a peak percentage of 53% on October 11. The wind is most often from the west for 9.8 months, from November 26 to September 20, with a peak percentage of 85% on July 28.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Tel AvivWWNNWW0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestwestsouthsoutheasteastnorthnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Tel Aviv 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 3.6 months, from July 1 to October 19, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 25, with an average temperature of 82°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 31 to April 29, with an average temperature below 67°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 6, with an average temperature of 63°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 3.7 months, from May 5 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 8.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 5 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Tel Avivbrightbrightdarkdarkdarkdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 218.5 kWhJun 218.5 kWhDec 242.9 kWhDec 242.9 kWhMay 57.4 kWhMay 57.4 kWhAug 267.3 kWhAug 267.3 kWhNov 54.0 kWhNov 54.0 kWhFeb 134.0 kWhFeb 134.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tel Aviv are 32.081 deg latitude, 34.781 deg longitude, and 49 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tel Aviv contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 51 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (325 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,724 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tel Aviv is covered by artificial surfaces (25%), water (18%), grassland (18%), and trees (15%), within 10 miles by water (44%) and artificial surfaces (27%), and within 50 miles by water (53%) and cropland (12%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tel Aviv, 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

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tel Aviv.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tel Aviv according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Tel Aviv is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tel Aviv and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ben Gurion Airport (94%, 13 kilometers, southeast) and Haifa International Airport (6%, 84 kilometers, north).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.