Climate in Saudi Arabia

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Partly cloudy. High 27C. Winds NW at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 25C. Winds N at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Tuesday Tue-Feb-20180%
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Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 25C. Winds E at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 28C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Thursday Thu-Feb-20180%
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 32C. Winds SSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Partly cloudy skies. High 32C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Plenty of sunshine. High around 20C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 22C. Winds E at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Tuesday Tue-Feb-20180%
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Mostly cloudy. High 23C. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Wednesday Wed-Feb-20180%
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Sunny skies. High around 25C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Thursday Thu-Feb-20180%
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A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 26C. S winds at 5 to 10 km/h, increasing to 15 to 30 km/h.
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Mainly sunny. High around 25C. Winds WSW at 25 to 40 km/h.
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Mostly sunny. High 21C. Winds SW at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Sunny. High 21C. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Tuesday Tue-Feb-20180%
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Mainly sunny. High 22C. Winds S at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Wednesday Wed-Feb-20180%
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Mainly sunny. High 21C. Winds SSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Thursday Thu-Feb-20180%
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A mainly sunny sky. High 22C. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Friday Fri-Feb-201820%
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Sunny skies. High 23C. Winds S at 15 to 25 km/h.

Seasons in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has mainly two seasons: Summer and Winter.

Climatic Conditions in Saudi Arabia

Rainfall is low in the country, especially in the central region. Here, normally, a change in season is preceded by a rain or sand storm. The dusty season usually takes around 40 days to conclude with the sand storm hitting then letting up every few days.

In the southwestern coastal areas it rains quite regularly with high humidity in the summer, but there is very little rainfall in the capital city of Riyadh and the northern parts of the Red Sea coast. Even though, heavy rains sometimes occur in different parts of the country including Riyadh that cause serious short-lived floods.

The peak winter in Saudi Arabia falls during the months of December and January while peak summer hits during June and July.

From May to September, daytime temperature reaches 45°C or higher throughout the country except Taif, Al Baha and Asir areas where slightly cooler temperature prevails.

In the peak winter, temperatures in the main cities (except Jeddah), drops considerably during the day and even hit zero during night (especially in the central region). During winter, the mountains can also be shrouded in fog.

Tabuk is the only location in Saudi Arabia where it snows during peak winter.

In the desert

During peak winter (December-January): The breadth of temperature between day and night in the desert is very important. At night, temperature usually drops quite radically and is often well below zero degrees.

February-May & November: It is neither too cold nor too hot. It is rather moderate climate and there is no great difference in temperature between days and nights.

During peak Summer (June-July): Too hot. Temperature during the night is hot.

August-October: It is rather hot during the day. Evenings are warmer.

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