Best time to go to Saudi Arabia for a perfect weather and where to go?

Get the best time to go to Saudi Arabia from seasonal norms in many locations like Medina or Mecca, here.

When is the best time to go to Saudi Arabia?

When is the best time to go to Saudi Arabia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Saudi Arabia, the weather is good everywhere in February, March, November and December
  • The best months to go to Riyadh are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Riyadh are June, July, August and September
  • The cities with the best climate are Hail, Abha, Al Bahah, Khamis Mushait, Najran, Ta'if and Tabuk, with good weather at least 11 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Saudi Arabia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 12°C to 28°C
6%
February 15°C to 28°C
7%
March 19°C to 30°C
11%
April 22°C to 32°C
15%
May 25°C to 36°C
10%
June 27°C to 39°C
2%
July 27°C to 40°C
4%
August 26°C to 39°C
7%
September 26°C to 39°C
4%
October 22°C to 34°C
4%
November 19°C to 31°C
11%
December 14°C to 29°C
7%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Saudi Arabia by cities

Riyadh

Best time to go to Riyadh

The best months to go to Riyadh are january, february, march, april, may, september, october, november and december.

Mecca

Best time to go to Mecca

The best months to go to Mecca are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.

Medina

Best time to go to Medina

The best months to go to Medina are january, february, march, april, may, september, october, november and december.

Al Khobar

Best time to go to Al Khobar

The best months to go to Al Khobar are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.

Dhahran

Best time to go to Dhahran

The best months to go to Dhahran are january, february, march, april, may, october, november and december.

Hail

Best time to go to Hail

The best months to go to Hail are february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Saudi Arabia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Saudi Arabia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Riyadh, Mecca, Medina, Al Khobar and Dhahran, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Saudi Arabia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Riyadh21°C25°C29°C34°C39°C42°C44°C43°C41°C35°C27°C22°C
Mecca28°C31°C34°C37°C40°C42°C42°C42°C42°C38°C33°C30°C
Medina24°C27°C31°C35°C38°C42°C42°C43°C41°C36°C29°C25°C
Al Khobar23°C24°C28°C32°C38°C41°C43°C42°C41°C37°C30°C24°C
Dhahran23°C24°C28°C32°C38°C41°C43°C42°C41°C37°C30°C24°C
Hail17°C20°C24°C29°C34°C38°C39°C40°C37°C32°C23°C18°C
Jeddah (Jiddah)29°C30°C32°C35°C37°C39°C40°C40°C40°C37°C33°C30°C
Abha21°C23°C25°C26°C29°C32°C31°C30°C30°C27°C23°C21°C
Abqaiq23°C26°C31°C36°C42°C45°C47°C46°C43°C38°C30°C24°C
Al Bahah23°C25°C27°C29°C33°C35°C35°C35°C33°C30°C26°C23°C
Al Hufuf23°C26°C31°C36°C42°C46°C47°C47°C44°C38°C30°C24°C
Al Jubayl23°C24°C28°C33°C38°C42°C43°C43°C41°C37°C30°C24°C
Ar Rass21°C24°C29°C33°C38°C42°C43°C43°C41°C35°C27°C21°C
Dammam23°C24°C28°C33°C38°C42°C43°C43°C41°C37°C30°C24°C
Jizan30°C31°C32°C35°C36°C38°C38°C37°C37°C36°C33°C31°C
Khamis Mushait21°C23°C25°C27°C29°C32°C31°C31°C30°C27°C24°C22°C
Najran26°C29°C32°C34°C36°C38°C39°C39°C36°C32°C28°C26°C
Rabigh28°C29°C32°C34°C37°C40°C40°C41°C40°C37°C33°C30°C
Safwa23°C24°C28°C33°C38°C42°C43°C43°C41°C37°C30°C24°C
Sayhat23°C24°C28°C33°C38°C42°C43°C43°C41°C37°C30°C24°C

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Is this weather information for Saudi Arabia reliable?

Climate data for Saudi Arabia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Saudi Arabia allows us to determine the average for each month in Riyadh, Mecca, Medina, Al Khobar, Dhahran, Hail, Jeddah (Jiddah), Abha, and 16 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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