Palestine Climate and travel time
The ideas of what is meant by a particularly favorable travel climate depend on a number of factors. For example, cultural travelers see the climate very differently than people who want to spend a pure beach holiday, for example. The state of health or age can also play an important role.
Spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are the best times to travel to the Palestinian Territories. Then the weather is nice and mild in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The maximum values are around 23 °C.
Winter and summer are the most unsuitable for travel, as December and January in particular get uncomfortably cold in the West Bank, and even snow and frost are possible. The temperatures on the Mediterranean coast are a lot more pleasant. But rain is to be expected. Summer is uncomfortably hot in all regions of the autonomous areas. In addition, the Gaza Strip suffers from very high humidity in midsummer.
The Palestinian Autonomous Areas have a Mediterranean climate. The temperatures in the Gaza Strip are higher than in the more mountainous West Bank due to its location directly on the Mediterranean Sea. The summers on the coast are long, hot and dry and can go up to daytime temperatures of around 30 ° C. The winters are mild and humid. Average temperatures averaging 17-18 °C.
In winter, the relatively mountainous West Bank is colder than the Mediterranean coast. Frost is possible at night; During the day, temperatures rise to 13 °C. The summers in the West Bank, like in the Gaza Strip, are long and hot with temperatures of up to 35 °C. The southern areas around Hebron are even warmer than the northern regions. At night it is pleasantly fresh and not as humid as in the Gaza Strip.
The following table shows a range of climate data for the region. It should be noted, however, that the climatic conditions in different regions of the country can differ considerably from one another and thus also from the values shown. In addition, such monthly temperature averages say little about the possible current minimum or maximum temperatures. It is not uncommon for average temperatures of around 30 °C to reach maximum values of 40 °C or even more on a number of days. The table therefore only provides a general overview of the principal climatic conditions in the country.
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