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 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
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 Categories
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
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 an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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 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
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
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
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 38% on January 1.
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
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
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%).
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.
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.