If you are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia, and want to know more about the weather and climatic condition of the country then our Saudi Arabia travel guide will surely help you in knowing the best time of the year to visit Saudi Arabia. The best time to visit Saudi Arabia is during winter between the months of late October and early March.
However, Asir Mountains, located in the south-western part of Saudi Arabia, are impregnable in winters due to excessive fog, and should be visited either before November or after February.
Winters in Saudi Arabia
Winters in Saudi Arabia are calm and pleasant, with the maximum temperature not going beyond 30°C, and there is slight rainfall as well. The temperature during winter frequently goes below freezing point at night. During the winter months, the country receives much of its rainfall, and some southern parts of the country even welcome occasional snowfall. Surprisingly, during the months of May to October, Southern Saudi Arabia also receives a large amount of rainfall.
The spring season from the months of April and May can also be quite rainy.
Summers in Saudi Arabia
Scorching hot desert where temperatures go as high as 50°C and relatively less rainfall, Saudi Arabia’s climate is one of the driest in the world. Summers are very hot, with temperatures often crossing 40°C . During the hottest summer months of July and August, locals escape the city’s unbearable heat and head towards the mountain cities (like Taif) which are relatively cool and have low temperatures. Saudi Arabia’s coastal line is more humid than its inland desert region, and the average summer temperature of the coastal cities like Jeddah and Mecca remains relatively lower with an average temperature of 100°F.
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