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Eilat Climate

Eilat Climate

Eilat, sizzling hot summers and warm welcoming winters! The southernmost and sunniest city in Israel, boasts ideal weather almost all year round. Its unique geographical location, where the Negev Desert and the Red Sea meet, is the main reason for Eilat's comfortable desert climate.

Unlike many other deserts, Eilat's greatest advantage is its prime location on the shores of a small inlet of the Red Sea. Apart from its other obvious advantages, like swimming in the hot summer, its spectacular coral reef and successful international port, the Red Sea also regulates the temperatures. The sea water assists in reducing heat during the day and then emitting it during the night, making the desert nights much less cold.

Eilat's climate is considered bi-seasonal. The summer is about 9 months long, while the winter only lasts about 3 - 4 months, from November to February. The hottest month of the year is August, with temperatures soaring above 40° C, while the coldest is January with an average temperature of 12.9 ° C.

However, even in mid-winter or the peak of summer, the waters of the Red Sea stay at a steady temperature of between 20° C -26° C, making it optimal for the vibrant corals growing here and an ideal temperature for swimming, windsurfing and diving.

Eilat is known as one of the most arid cities in the world and rain in Eilat is considered a relatively rare sight with an average annual precipitation of about 29 mm, a fact that almost eliminates the chances of your holiday being ruined due to unexpected rain! Humidity percentages are considerably low for such a hot climate averaging around 23%, ensuring a warm and pleasant escape to the sun!

Apart from the heat and low humidity, winds are also an important feature that characterize Eilat's climate. Apart from a few southern storms that occur about the same time each year, northerly and northeastern winds dominate Eilat, which also contributes to the lack of humidity. Thanks to these northerly winds, Eilat is classed as a prime destination for wind and kite surfers from around the world.


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