Seasons in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has mainly two seasons: Summer and Winter.
Weather 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
storm. The dusty season usually takes around 40 days to conclude with the dust 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.
The peak winter falls during the months of December
and January while peak summer hits during June and July.
to September, daytime temperature reaches 45°C or higher
throughout the country with slightly cooler coastal temperatures.
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.
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 weather 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
Current weather in major cities