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Best time to visit Bethlehem, Israel

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The best time to visit Bethlehem is September-November

When’s the best time to visit Bethlehem, you ask? Based on several factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Bethlehem is September-November.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (94℉) in Bethlehem. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 9℃ (49℉) around January.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bethlehem, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in December, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Bethlehem below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Bethlehem seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bethlehem as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bethlehem is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bethlehem

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bethlehem for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bethlehem climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bethlehem for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Bethlehem in January

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bethlehem in February

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bethlehem in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Bethlehem in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bethlehem in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bethlehem in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bethlehem in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 2 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Bethlehem in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bethlehem in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Bethlehem in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bethlehem in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bethlehem in December

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bethlehem in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bethlehem is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bethlehem is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bethlehem is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bethlehem, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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