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Best time to visit Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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The best time to visit Mecca is November-March

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, November-March is the best time to go to Mecca.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 44℃ (110℉) in the middle of the day. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 16℃ (61℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Mecca 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. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Mecca in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Mecca. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Mecca seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Mecca

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 Mecca 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.

Mecca 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 Mecca 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Mecca in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Mecca in February

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Mecca in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Mecca in April

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mecca in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Mecca in May

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (103℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 27%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mecca in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Mecca in June

  • Average temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average high temperature: 41℃ (107℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 21%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mecca in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Mecca in July

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average high temperature: 41℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mecca in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Mecca in August

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average high temperature: 41℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mecca in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Mecca in September

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (104℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mecca in September, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.

Mecca in October

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mecca in October, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Mecca in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Mecca in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Mecca is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 41℃ (107℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Mecca 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 Mecca is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mecca, 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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