±JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Get useful expat articles, health and financial news, social media recommendations and more in your inbox each month - free!



We respect your privacy - we don't spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

±Compare Expat Providers

Expat Health Insurance Quotes

Foreign Currency Exchange Quotes

International Moving Quotes

We're very social! Follow Expat Focus on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

Expat Focus Facebook PageExpat Focus on TwitterExpat Focus Pinterest PageExpat Focus Google+ Page

Notify me when new content is added about a country

±Expat Focus Partners

Climate and Weather

Israel - Climate and Weather


Israel is situated in an area which is considered to be subtropical. In the north and along the coast the summers are hot and dry, although the winters are cool and experience a great deal more rain. The south and east of the country has a very dry climate all year round and about 60% of the country is desert, with the majority of the population living in the major cities.

The country does see snow, but only in the Golan Heights where the mountain summit is snow covered for part of the winter. Heavyweight clothing is not required for winter as they are milder than those of countries such as the UK and the USA.

The southern point of Israel where it meets the Red Sea offers excellent beach holidays due to the all year round good weather. This point has the least rainfall and the highest temperatures. In this region only lightweight clothing is required but high levels of sun screen are recommended.

The rainy season runs from October to May, with the highest levels in December to February. Rainfall varies from region to region with the highest levels in the north. Rainfall in the south is minimal. The average rainfall in Jerusalem is just 125mm in winter with none expected during the summer months of July and August. The city of Eilat at the southernmost part of the country has an average rainfall of just 10mm in December and other winter months with none at all expected from June to September.

The average temperatures in Jerusalem range from 8°C in winter to 24°C in summer. Eilat has an average temperature of 16°C in winter and 33°C in summer.

There are no major weather warnings to be aware of, as the country does not suffer from hurricanes or tornados, although newcomers should be aware of the hot winds that bring high temperatures in from the desert. These are known as sharav and occur mainly at the beginning and end of the summer.

The country has a great deal of sunshine and averages six or seven hours a day during the winter months, while the summer months can see as much as 13 hours of sunshine in one day. This means that alternative energy sources such as solar panels are a viable option in the country and many have begun to use them to heat domestic hot water supplies.


Read more about this country



Expat Health Insurance Partners


Aetna

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.

Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.