The climate in Saudi Arabia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 28 measuring stations in Saudi Arabia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 2090m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: The northern parts of Saudi Arabia are in the subtropics, the southern regions in the tropics.

It is yearlong warm or hot.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Saudi Arabia

hours of sunshine per day
Sunshine hours per day in Saudi Arabia

Climate charts for other regions in Saudi Arabia

Al Jawf
Al Madinah al Munawwarah
Ar Riyad
Eastern Province
Mintaqat Ha'il
Mintaqat Tabuk
Mintaqat `Asir
Northern Borders
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in Saudi Arabia
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in Saudi Arabia
Relative humidity in %
Relative humidity in Saudi Arabia
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in Saudi Arabia

Long-term development of temperatures from 1991 - 2018

In the years 1991 to 2018 there were only 8 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values. From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was Juli 2017 with 35.1 °C. Januar 1992 was the coldest month with an average temperature of 13.7 °C.

The average annual temperature was about 24.6 °C in the years after 1991 and about 26.4 °C in the last years before 2018. So in less than 28 years it has increased by about 1.8 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 8 weather stations in Saudi Arabia. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming has been provided separately.

Long-term development of temperatures in Saudi Arabia