Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April–October) and generally mild winters (November–March) with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions, such as Jerusalem and Safed. In winter, rainfall is relatively heavy in the north and center of the country, with much less in the northern Negev and almost none in the southern areas.

Regional conditions vary considerably, with humid summers and mild winters on the coast; dry summers and moderately cold winters in the hill country; hot, dry summers and pleasant winters in the Jordan Valley; and year-round semi-arid conditions in the Negev.

Weather extremes range from occasional winter snowfall in the mountains to periodic oppressively hot, dry winds that send temperatures soaring, particularly in spring and autumn.

For more specific information, contact the Israel Meteorological
Service: click here.​