The Dead Sea is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. At 430 meters below sea level, this is the lowest point on earth. Surrounded by a stunning vista of mountain ranges, the Dead Sea’s mineral-rich waters have healing properties, especially for those who have skin problems.
Is the Dead Sea Hot or Cold?
So, what is the Dead Sea region weather like? Generally, it is warm and sunny almost all year around. The water temperature also is pleasant throughout the year, ranging from 22 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius (71 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit).
There is very little rain in the Dead Sea Area – less than 4 inches for the entire year. So, this is a very dry region.
The Best Seasons to Travel to the Dead Sea
According to many, the best time to travel to this beautiful location is during winter. While the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is swathed in snow and the cold, you can expect the Dead Sea weather forecast to be warm and sunny.
In December, the weather ranges from 24 to 13 degrees Celsius (about 75 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature dips a couple of degrees in January and then goes up again in February. You can expect maybe 2 days of rainfall during this season.
Another popular season for tourism in the Dead Sea is spring – the months of March, April and May. The temperature is perfect, not too hot and not too cold, with little to no rain, and the surrounding tourist destinations such as the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve are gorgeous and verdant. Do keep in mind that if you are planning to visit in this season, then you should make your bookings in advance since it gets quite busy.
Summer is the least busy time of the year, since the months of June, July and August can get scorching hot. The up side is that you will have the place all to yourself! And another plus is that the Dead Sea waters are cooler than the ground temperature, so it is lovely to take a dip at this time. Maybe you'll go for a dip at this time.
The busiest season of the year is Autumn – from September to November. This is the time that the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot and Yom Kippur are celebrated. They are national holidays in Israel and the Dead Sea is one of the most popular destinations at this time.
The Dead Sea is also liveliest during this time, with festivals in nearby Masada and the Dead Sea itself. One of the most popular is the famous Tamar music festival. With the weather perfect at this time of years, you will see a lot of hikers and nature lovers too.
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