When is the best time to go to Riyadh?

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

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


Annual weather in Riyadh

Infographic of the best times to visit Riyadh
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Weather details in Riyadh month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Riyadh for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Riyadh

Riyadh enjoys a hot desert climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Riyadh is 92°F (ranging from 70°F in january to 112°F in july). Annual rainfall is 4in, with a minimum of 0in in september and a maximum of 1.2in in april.
  • In january the climate is favorable. The record temperature this month is 86°F and it rains about 1% of the time in january.
  • Between february and april the climate is very good. By early evening, the temperature averages 88°F and, in april, 2 days of rain are expected.
  • In may the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 83°F.
  • In june the climate is okay. The temperature rises to 108°F and, in june, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • From july to august the climate is unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 115°F and it rains in august about 0in.
  • In the month of september the climate is good. The temperature rises to 104°F and you can expect to have 0in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of october and november the climate is perfect. In average, on the morning it is 61°F and you can expect to have 0.7in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In december the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 68°F in average and it rains about 1% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Riyadh

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Riyadh: 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

Humidity


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Riyadh

Find out when Riyadh 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 Riyadh

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

Figure: Visitor index for Riyadh month by month



Best time for low prices in Riyadh

Average prices of hotels in Riyadh month by month

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

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Average price for flights to Riyadh

A return flight between London and Riyadh is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 453 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 348 more for your airline ticket to Riyadh if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Riyadh

On average, it costs $ 35 per day to hire a car in Riyadh. This price varies by $ 2.1 depending on the month. In january, hiring a car costs an average of $ 34 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in november is $ 36.

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