Climate Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has a desert climate. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Saudi Arabia is 32° degrees and there is about 44 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 329 days a year with an average humidity of 23% and an UV-index of 7.

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Climate Saudi Arabia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 23 27 32 38 41 42 42 39 34 26 21
Night temp. (°C) 10 12 16 21 27 29 30 29 26 21 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 7 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
Days with rain 1 2 6 7 3 - - - - 1 3 2
Dry days 30 26 25 23 28 30 31 31 30 30 27 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2
UV-index 5 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 7 6 5 5

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Best time to visit Saudi Arabia

To go to Saudi Arabia, the best time to visit is January through April and November and December. In this period you have a hot temperature and almost no precipitation. In Saudi Arabia, July is the warmest month with 42°C and the most cold month is 20°C in January.

Saudi Arabia weather by month

What is the average Saudi Arabia weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia lies in a straight line about 3,236 km from India (New Delhi → Riyadh).

How long is the flight to Saudi Arabia?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Saudi Arabia is approximately 5 hours.

What are the largest airports in Saudi Arabia?

These are the largest airports in Saudi Arabia:

  • King Khaled International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah
  • King Fahd International Airport (DMM) in Ad Dammām
  • Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED) in Medina
  • Tabuk Airport (TUU) in Tabūk
  • Ha'il Airport (HAS) in Ḩā’il
  • Prince Abdulmohsin Bin Abdulaziz Airport (YNB) in Yanbu‘ al Baḩr
  • Arar Domestic Airport (RAE) in ‘Ar‘ar
  • Abha Regional Airport (AHB) in Abhā
  • Rafha Domestic Airport (RAH) in Rafḩā

How many inhabitants does Saudi Arabia have?

Saudi Arabia has 33,413,660 inhabitants.

How big is Saudi Arabia?

The surface area of Saudi Arabia is 2,149,690 km². It is slightly smaller than India.

What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?

The capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh.

What is the area code of Saudi Arabia?

The area code to call Saudi Arabia is +966.

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