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If you’re considering a visit to Tel Aviv you probably want to know more about the city and its weather.
Tel Aviv is Israel’s second largest city, after Jerusalem, with a population of 435,000, and it is considered Israel’s cultural capital. It is situated in the middle of Israel’s Mediterranean coast, located perfectly to be used by tourists as a base for touring the whole country.
The city itself is rather small, and it is known for its culture, large percentage of tech start-ups, its beach and vibrant nightlife. Check out our map of the city to learn more about Tel Aviv’s different neighborhoods.
Dubbed, the “Mediterranean Capital of Cool” Tel Aviv is the host of many different annual festivals, the largest of which is the Gay Pride Parade which happens every June, turning the city into a rainbow of parties and celebrations.
Tel Aviv is a city that never sleeps and you’ll always hear of a party or event going on. Check out the Tel Aviv Municipality’s site to see what events are coming up.
There are so many things to do in Tel Aviv you probably won’t see everything during your first trip if it is short.
If you’re looking for luxury or you just want a budget hotel to lay your head you’ll find what you’re looking for in Tel Aviv. As Tel Aviv is not a particularly large city you don’t have to let what you want to do dictate where you stay. Enjoy all that Tel Aviv has to offer from your beach hotel or from the heart of the White City, wherever you are in Tel Aviv you are always close to everything!
Visiting Tel Aviv any time of the year is a treat, most of the year it’s warm enough to enjoy being outdoors, with around 300 sunny days on average every year. Tel Aviv’s average temperature is 26°C (79°F), so no matter when you’re in town you can enjoy the city’s 8.7 mile (14 kilometer) long strip of 13 beaches.
Although the seasons don’t change drastically there is a noticeable change between them. It is worthwhile keeping in mind that the different seasons and holidays in Israel have an influence on the tourist season.
Summer in Tel Aviv
Summers in Tel Aviv are long, lasting from May to September, with July and August being the hottest months. Temperatures range between 23-36° C (75-96° F) and you can expect 50-90% humidity. The good news is that there is air-conditioning almost everywhere you go, from buses and taxis to malls and hotels. However, it is really important to prepare for these temperatures, especially when spending time outdoors. Buy good sun protection, wear long but cool clothes and make sure to drink plenty of water.
The favorite thing to do in Tel Aviv during the hot months is spend time at the pool or the beach.
School holidays in Israel start from late June and continue until September 1st. This is also the peak tourist season, when the city can get crowded and prices go up.
Autumn in Tel Aviv
Autumn is, for the most part, a continuation of the summer weather. It does get a little cooler and the humidity drops, so it is more comfortable. The season starts in September and at the end of November it starts getting cooler and we might see a little rain, but not too much. September is usually as warm as summer, but the temperatures in autumn are similar to those of spring and range between 16-24° C (60-75° F).
At the end of the summer prices tend to drop, but then we come to the High Holy Holidays, which usually fall at the end of September early October and during that period you will see a rise in prices of flights to Israel and accommodation.
Autumn is a good time, weather-wise, to tour other warmer parts of the country such as the Dead Sea and Eilat, which are really hot to visit during the scorching hot summer months.
Winter in Tel Aviv
Depending where you come from you might not even consider Tel Aviv weather “real winter weather”. This is the wettest time of the year and temperatures range between 6-15° C (42-60° F). Israeli schools have a winter break for Channukah during December, this usually doesn’t affect accommodation but activities tend to get crowded. Also, tourists from nearby countries use their winter breaks to enjoy the warmer temperatures in Tel Aviv.
If you’re in Tel Aviv during Christmas ask about Christmas tree lighting in Jaffa, and there are other Christmas events in different parts of the country, such as Jerusalem and Haifa.
Spring in Tel Aviv
Spring is between March and May and this is the ideal time to visit Tel Aviv. You usually won’t see much rain and the temperatures are mild, ranging between 16-24° C (60-75° F), although the nights might still be chilly. Passover falls in April so if you are planning on visiting during this time keep in mind that prices of flights and accommodation will rise and tend to get booked early. Israeli schools close for a couple of weeks over the spring for Passover break.
Here is a list of Public Holidays in Israel in 2019 to help with your planning
Purim (Tel-Aviv) is on Thursday, 21 March 2019
First Day of Pesach (Passover) is on Saturday, 20 April 2019
Last Day of Pesach (Passover) is on Friday, 26 April 2019
Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) is on Thursday, 09 May 2019
Yom Yerushalayim is on Sunday, 02 June 2019
Feast of Shavuot is on Sunday, 09 June 2019
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) starts on Monday, 30 September 2019
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) ends on Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Yom Kippur is on Wednesday, 09 October 2019
First Day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is on Monday, 14 October 2019
Simchat Torah is on Monday, 21 October 2019
Yom HaAliyah is on Tuesday, 05 November 2019