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Following is a short summary of what the weather is like in Israel during every month of the year, plus some useful tips on what clothes you should take for your Next Journey to Israel.

Generally speaking, the weather in most of Israel is not extreme at any standard, so that the Israeli winter is at best what New Yorkers would call "Autumn". As for the Israeli summer, well - that's a different story... summer in Israel is HOT and in most of the country it is humid as well, so get ready, here we go:

December – January – February: Winter

General weather Description: This is what we call winter. That means temperatures of between 5-18 Degrees centigrade in Tel Aviv which are 41 to 65 Degrees Fahrenheit. It may get colder around the Jerusalem and Ramat Hagolan mountains to a level of 0 (34 Degrees Fahrenheit) Degrees centigrade at night.

What to wear: a good fleece jacket will do the job. Those of you who are always cold (like my self) would want to bring a wool coat. If you are planning your stay for Tel Aviv, and plan on taking walks there - don’t forget to bring water resistant shoes because it does get rainy there.

March - April – May: Spring

General Weather Description: The nicest season of the year, with very comfortable weather. Temperature in Tel Aviv is usually between 16 to 24 Degrees centigrade which are 61 to 75 Degrees Fahrenheit. Jerusalen and the Golan Heights are approx. 3 degrees centigrade colder (5.5 Degrees Fahrenheit), and Eilat is usually 3 degrees centigrade warmer.

What to Wear: On some of the days you may want a long t-shirt and light jacket, while on other days a short sleeve t-shirt will do. So, Bring a good range of generally light clothes.

June - July – August (and sometimes September): Summer

General Weather Description: Summer is hot in Israel! We usually speak of the heat in terms of temperature + humidity, not only temperature. As for weather conditions: Temperature in Tel Aviv is usually between 24 to 35 Degrees centigrade which are 75 to 95 Degrees Fahrenheit. Jerusalen and the Golan Heights are approx. 3 degrees centigrade colder (5.5 Degrees Fahrenheit), and Eilat is usually 3 degrees centigrade warmer.

Keep in mind that in very hot days, which we usually get during the month of August, the temperature in Tel-aviv may rise to 42 degrees centigrade which are 108 degrees Fahrenheit mixed with 95% humidity. In Jerusalem those days are as hot, but without the humidity, and in Eilat temperature may even alimb up to 50 degrees (122 Fahrenheit), but without the humidity.

What to Wear: Short, light, no sleeve, anything you can think of to cope with this mad summer.

September - October – November: Automn

General Weather Description: Some will argue and say that this is the nicest season of the year in Israel. Temperature in Tel Aviv is usually between 16 to 24 Degrees centigrade which are 61 to 75 Degrees Fahrenheit. Jerusalen and the Golan Heights are approx. 3 degrees centigrade colder (5.5 Degrees Fahrenheit), and Eilat is usually 3 degrees centigrade warmer.

What to Wear: Long sleeve shirts and a light Jacket will do the job.