Best Time to Visit Saudi Arabia

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Saudi Arabia. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Mecca, Yanbu und Dammam. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Saudi Arabia for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 10 °C to 45 °C
Waves Symbol 19 °C to 33 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 01.06 in (0 – 9 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 26.8 °C (Dammam) and 30.4 °C (Mecca)
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Best Time to Visit Saudi Arabia: Overview

JanuaryJan
Good time to traveltime
PerfectPerf. climate in
Mekka
Yanbu
FebruaryFeb
Good time to traveltime
PerfectPerf. climate in
Mekka
Yanbu
MarchMar
Best time to traveltime
PerfectPerf. climate in
Mekka
Yanbu
Dammam
AprilApr
Good time to traveltime
PerfectPerf. climate in
Yanbu
Dammam
MayMay
Very hot (average up to 34 °C)
JuneJun
Very hot (average up to 36 °C)
JulyJul
Very hot (average up to 37 °C)
AugustAug
Very hot (average up to 36 °C)
SeptemberSep
Very hot (average up to 35 °C)
OctoberOct
Very hot (average up to 32 °C)
NovemberNov
Good time to traveltime
PerfectPerf. climate in
Yanbu
Dammam
DecemberDec
Good time to traveltime
PerfectPerf. climate in
Mekka
Yanbu

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Saudi Arabia) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
MeccaJanuary, February, March, and December
YanbuJanuary, February, March, April, November, and December
DammamMarch, April, and November

Climate Charts Saudi Arabia

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Mecca

Climate Chart Mecca
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Yanbu

Climate Chart Yanbu
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Dammam

Climate Chart Dammam
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Saudi Arabia

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Saudi Arabia, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Mecca (Saudi Arabia)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature30°32°35°38°42°44°43°43°43°40°35°31°
Night Temperature18°18°21°24°27°28°29°29°28°25°23°20°
Precipitation (inch)0.20.080.240.550000.240.080.160.391.06
Hours of Sunshine89991011101091098
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Mecca is 30.4 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: June (35.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (23.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 2.99 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Mecca.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 10.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 9.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Yanbu (Saudi Arabia)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature27°28°30°33°36°37°37°38°36°35°32°28°
Night Temperature13°15°17°20°23°24°26°26°25°23°19°15°
Water Temperature25°25°25°26°27°28°30°31°30°30°28°27°
Precipitation (inch)0.12000000000.080.240.04
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Yanbu is 27.1 °C.

Warmest month: August (32.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (20.6 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Yanbu is 31 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 0.47 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Yanbu.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature21°24°29°35°41°44°45°45°41°38°29°23°
Night Temperature10°11°15°20°25°28°29°29°25°21°16°12°
Water Temperature20°19°20°23°28°31°32°33°32°30°26°22°
Precipitation (inch)0.770.260.220.440.130000.0200.630.91
Rainy days956710000056
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Dammam is 26.8 °C.

Warmest month: July (36.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (14.8 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Dammam is 33 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all except January, February, and March

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 3.38 inch on 39 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Dammam.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Mecca
clear sky     clear sky, 33.1 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 13 mph WSW
Air Pressure: 1009 hPa       Humidity: 27 %
Last updated: 13th Nov 2019, 02:16 pm
The next days …
14th Nov 201915th Nov 201916th Nov 201917th Nov 201918th Nov 201919th Nov 2019
moderate rain25 °C to 32 °Cmoderate rain23 °C to 31 °Cmoderate rain24 °C to 31 °Cmoderate rain23 °C to 29 °Clight rain23 °C to 29 °Cmoderate rain23 °C to 29 °C
25 °C to 32 °C23 °C to 31 °C24 °C to 31 °C23 °C to 29 °C23 °C to 29 °C23 °C to 29 °C
Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 9 %Clouds: 7 %Clouds: 2 %Clouds: 16 %Clouds: 22 %
0.2 in of rain0.25 in of rain0.12 in of rain0.2 in of rain0.07 in of rain0.13 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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