Best time to visit, weather and climate Saudi Arabia

Best time to visit Saudi Arabia

The best time to visit Saudi Arabia is from january until may and september until december, when you will have a pleasant till very hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Saudi Arabia is 42°C in july and the lowest is 20°C in january.

The average climate figure for Saudi Arabia is an 8,9. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


Saudi Arabia has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Saudi Arabia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Saudi Arabia per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
20°C 23°C 27°C 32°C 38°C 41°C 42°C 42°C 39°C 34°C 26°C 21°C
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6
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6
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Climate Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has the desert climate prevailing. 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.


Climate Saudi Arabia

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

Weather Saudi Arabia january

On average, it is maximum 20° in january in Saudi Arabia and at least around 10° degrees. In january there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia february

On average, it is maximum 23° in february in Saudi Arabia and at least around 12° degrees. In february there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 26 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia march

On average, it is maximum 27° in march in Saudi Arabia and at least around 16° degrees. In march there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 7 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia april

On average, it is maximum 32° in april in Saudi Arabia and at least around 21° degrees. In april there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia may

On average, it is maximum 38° in may in Saudi Arabia and at least around 27° degrees. In may there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia june

On average, it is maximum 41° in june in Saudi Arabia and at least around 29° degrees. and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia july

On average, it is maximum 42° in july in Saudi Arabia and at least around 30° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia august

On average, it is maximum 42° in august in Saudi Arabia and at least around 29° degrees. and the it will be dry 31 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia september

On average, it is maximum 39° in september in Saudi Arabia and at least around 26° degrees. and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia october

On average, it is maximum 34° in october in Saudi Arabia and at least around 21° degrees. In october there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia november

On average, it is maximum 26° in november in Saudi Arabia and at least around 15° degrees. In november there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

Weather Saudi Arabia december

On average, it is maximum 21° in december in Saudi Arabia and at least around 11° degrees. In december there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 2 mm and the it will be dry 29 days this month in Saudi Arabia.

14 day weather forecast Saudi Arabia

The weather for Riyadh in Saudi Arabia will be 27° till 26° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Saudi Arabia is based on the weather in Riyadh.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
25 Nov
Helder 26°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 6
Th
26 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 27°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 7m/s 6
Fr
27 Nov
Bewolkt 26°C 16°C 0.1 mm 20% 7m/s 2
Sa
28 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 26°C 16°C 0.1 mm 20% 6m/s 2
Su
29 Nov
Wisselend bewolkt 27°C 13°C 0.4 mm 10% 6m/s 5
Mo
30 Nov
Overwegend bewolkt 22°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 2
Tu
1 Dec
Overwegend bewolkt 22°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
We
2 Dec
Overwegend bewolkt 24°C 17°C 0.3 mm 10% 5m/s 3
Th
3 Dec
Wisselend bewolkt 28°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 4
Fr
4 Dec
Overwegend bewolkt 28°C 19°C 2.1 mm 40% 3m/s 3
Sa
5 Dec
Bewolkt 28°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 1
Su
6 Dec
Wisselend bewolkt 26°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 2
Mo
7 Dec
Wisselend bewolkt 26°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 2
Tu
8 Dec
Licht bewolkt 26°C 16°C 0 mm 0% 4m/s 3

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Hotels and apartments in Saudi Arabia

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Flight tickets to Saudi Arabia

You can fly to Saudi Arabia at these well-known airports:

  • King Khaled International Airport
    Riyadh
  • King Abdulaziz International Airport
    Jeddah
  • King Fahd International Airport
    Ad Dammām
  • Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport
    Medina
  • Tabuk Airport
    Tabūk
  • Ha'il Airport
    Ḩā’il
  • Prince Abdulmohsin Bin Abdulaziz Airport
    Yanbu‘ al Baḩr
  • Arar Domestic Airport
    ‘Ar‘ar
  • Abha Regional Airport
    Abhā
  • Rafha Domestic Airport
    Rafḩā

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About Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is in the continental part Middle East and the capital is Riyadh. The total surface is 2.149.690 km² with 2.640 km of coastline and the population consists of 33.413.660 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 8x bigger than New Zealand. If you want to call Saudi Arabia you have to use +966 or 00966 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +9665012457809 or 009665012457809.

Saudi Arabia is in a straight line at 15.001 km distance from Wellington. From Auckland Airport the flight time is about 18 hours5.

Currency Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia the Saudi riyal is used to pay.

Exchange rate Saudi riyal (SAR) 25 november 2020

1 Saudi riyal = 0,39 New Zealand dollar
100 Saudi riyal = 38,56 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 2,59 Saudi riyal
100 New Zealand dollar = 259,36 Saudi riyal

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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Download Apple

MasterCard Nearby
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Time difference Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia it is now 20:17 o’clock in the evening on tuesday 24 november 2020. That is 10 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Saudi Arabia is Asia/Riyadh and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Saudi Arabia

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Saudi Arabia.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis