When is the best time to go to Mecca?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Mecca are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are May, June, July, August and September
  • Mecca has dry periods in January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October and December

Annual weather in Mecca

For full information about the climate and weather in Mecca a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 67°F/85°F
February 68°F/88°F
March 72°F/92°F
April 77°F/99°F
May 83°F/104°F
June 85°F/110°F
July 83°F/108°F
August 85°F/108°F
September 83°F/108°F
October 79°F/101°F
November 74°F/92°F
December 70°F/86°F

Weather and climate in Mecca

Mecca enjoys a hot desert climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Mecca is 97°F (ranging from 85°F in january to 110°F in june). Annual rainfall is 3.1in, with a minimum of 0in in june and a maximum of 0.9in in november.
  • Between january and march the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 103°F and it rains about 1% of the time in march.
  • In the month of april the climate is favorable. In average, on the morning it is 77°F and you can expect to have 0.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From may to september the climate is okay. the thermometer goes up to 108°F°C.
  • In october the climate is favorable. The record temperature this month is 112°F.
  • From november to december the climate is perfect. the thermometer goes up to 86°F°C and it rains about 1% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Mecca

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Mecca: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Mecca

Find out when Mecca has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Mecca

  • Very low season in Mecca
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: September and October.
  • Low season in Mecca
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March and April.
  • High season in Mecca
    The number of visitors to Mecca is high in: May, June, August and November.
  • Peek season in Mecca
    The largest number of tourists visiting Mecca is during: July and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Mecca month by month

Best time for low prices in Mecca

Average prices of hotels in Mecca month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Mecca. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, May is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Mecca

On average, it costs $ 27 per day to hire a car in Mecca. This price varies by $ 9.6 depending on the month. In august, hiring a car costs an average of $ 21 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in november is $ 30.

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