Climate in Saudi Arabia

Clear
Today Tue-Aug-20170%
Clear
Abundant sunshine. High 44C. Winds NNE at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Tomorrow Wed-Aug-20170%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 43C. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Thursday Thu-Aug-20170%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 42C. Winds E at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Friday Fri-Aug-20170%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 43C. Winds NE at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Saturday Sat-Aug-20170%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 44C. Winds N at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Sunday Sun-Aug-20170%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 44C. Winds N at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Partly Cloudy
Today Tue-Aug-20170%
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun, with gusty winds developing this afternoon. High around 35C. Winds NW at 25 to 40 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow Wed-Aug-20170%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 36C. Winds NW at 25 to 40 km/h.
Clear
Thursday Thu-Aug-201710%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 36C. Winds SSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Friday Fri-Aug-20170%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 36C. Winds SW at 15 to 30 km/h.
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Saturday Sat-Aug-201710%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High around 35C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Clear
Sunday Sun-Aug-20170%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High around 35C. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Clear
Today Tue-Aug-20170%
Clear
Abundant sunshine. High 41C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Tomorrow Wed-Aug-20170%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 41C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Thursday Thu-Aug-20170%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 43C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Friday Fri-Aug-20170%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 44C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Saturday Sat-Aug-20170%
Clear
Plentiful sunshine. High 43C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Sunday Sun-Aug-20170%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 42C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Today Tue-Aug-201760%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 29C. ENE winds shifting to S at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tomorrow Wed-Aug-201780%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 29C. Winds SE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Thunderstorm
Thursday Thu-Aug-201790%
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 27C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday Fri-Aug-201780%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 26C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday Sat-Aug-201740%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 28C. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Sunday Sun-Aug-201720%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 28C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 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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