In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Riyadh, Saudi Arabia can reach a top of 44℃ (111℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 8℃ (46℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Saudi Arabia, and you can see more in the handy table below.
The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Saudi Arabia are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Saudi Arabia falls around April, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.For more information about when to travel to Saudi Arabia, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.
Saudi Arabia seasons
Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Saudi Arabia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Saudi Arabia
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|