Saudi Weather
    • At 2,149,690 km2, Saudi Arabia is a huge country – some nine times as big as the UK – with varied landscapes to delight the senses. The vast land includes craggy mountain peaks and arid deserts, rich plantations and farms, coniferous forests and coral seas. This variety of land together with the sheer size of the country means that whatever the season, there’s always somewhere with a welcoming climate.

 Climate of Saudi Arabia

Except for the southwestern province of Asir, Saudi Arabia has a desert climate with very high daytime temperatures and a sharp temperature drop at night. Average summer temperatures are around 45°C but can be as high as 54°C. Spring and autumn are mild, with average temperatures around 29°C while in the winter the temperature rarely drops below 0°C – although you can see snow-covered peaks in Tabuk. Annual rainfall is extremely low. The Asir region differs in that it is influenced by the Indian Ocean monsoons, usually occurring between October and March. An average of 300 mm of rainfall occurs during this period, about 60 percent of the annual total.​

 Winter in Saudi Arabia

Winter in Saudi Arabia offers endless pleasure and an incomparable ambience, so if you’re looking for warm sunny days, why not visit Al-Nafud or Rub' al Khali deserts? To enjoy snow, you should visit Tabuk and climb the snow-covered peaks of Jabal al-Lawz, while the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coasts are ideal destinations for some winter sun.

 Spring in Saudi Arabia

Following the seasonal rains, springtime sees the deserts come to life with wildflowers and green pastures. This is also the season for gathering desert truffles (which also appear in the autumn if there has been enough rain).  The western Hejaz Mountains become green with dense tree cover, while the scent of roses fills the air around Ta‘if, the heart of the famous perfume industry.

 Summer time

During the hot days of summer, Saudi Arabia comes to life in the evenings as temperatures fall and people head outdoors to enjoy the cool breeze off the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf, or to walk in the temperate highlands of Al Baha and Asir.​


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