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Weather, Climate & Holidays

Weather & Climate

Saudi Arabia’s climate is very similar across the country besides the Southwest which may see slightly cooler temperatures. Its patterns follow the desert climate and temperatures vary greatly throughout the year, rising as high as 53 degrees Centigrade (128 Fahrenheit) in the summer months of May to July, and dropping as low as -1 degree Centigrade (30 Fahrenheit) in the winter months of December to February. This said, average temperatures in the summer months are around 36 degrees Centigrade (97 Fahrenheit) and in the winter, average temperatures range around 14 degrees Centrigrade (58 degrees Fahrenheit).

Rainfall can additionally vary, with the country receiving around 8cm (3.2 inches) of precipitation a year. Most of this rain occurs during the winter months of December to February where up to 3cm (1.2 inches) of precipitation a month is possible. During the months between April and November, there is typically no rainfall whatsoever.