Climate comparison



All information: Israel
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Climate zoneSubtropicsSubtropics
Latitudes33° 17' N to 29° 33' N32° 33' N to 31° 16' N
Distance to equator3,300 - 3,700 km3,500 - 3,600 km
Annual valuesIsraelPalestine
Ø Daytime maximum temperature25.40 °C28 °C
Ø Daily low temperature15.60 °C16 °C
Ø Humidity59 %68 %
Precipitation526 mm266 mm
Rain days39.6 days26.4 days
Hours of sunshine3,285 hrs.3,176 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Israel are reached in August with an average of 32.6 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, with an average of just 16.5 °C. In Palestine, August is the warmest month, with 35.2 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 18.7 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Israel, temperatures drop as low as 8.0 °C in January. The warmest nights are in August at 23.3 °C. In Palestine, it is coolest at night in January at 8.2 °C and warmest in August at 23.7 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 8.5 to 11.1 °C in Israel and 10.5 to 13.5 °C in Palestine.


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.


Humidex is an approximate, sensed temperature calculated on the basis of air temperature, dew point and humidity. It was developed in 1965 by the Canadian meteorologists J. M. Masterton and F. A. Richardson. Since the wind speed is ignored here, it is not very meaningful in areas below approx. 15°C. Above that, it is more reliable, since at higher temperatures humidity plays a greater role than wind.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. January brings the most rainy days (9.5) in Israel. With an average of only zero days, July is the friendliest. In Palestine, it rains most often in January with 6.2 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in Israel occurs in January, when about 4.7 liters per square meter fall per day. In Palestine, the average amount of precipitation ranges from zero liters per day in July to 2.5 in January. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 9.5 rainy days in Israel in January, each of them accounts for about 14.9 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 3,285 hours of sunshine per year, Israel is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (11.8 per day) are in June. Palestine falls into second place with only 3,176 hours. There the sun is visible in January for only 5.5 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.
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