Palestinian National Authority — Weather
The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) experiences a Mediterranean climate throughout the year. The summer months, which fall between June and August, are the hottest annually. Temperatures can reach upwards of and beyond 90°F, and the days tend to be long and dry. Unfortunately, due to the dry yet intense heat, the PNA can get somewhat uncomfortable during the warmer months.
The coldest months of the year, which fall between November and February, can reach to quite low temperatures, especially in the highland regions of the West Bank. The mercury dips especially low at night, so tourists need to make sure they pack warm clothes. Temperatures average around 50°F in the coldest months of the year.
The more comfortable months in the PNA are September, October, March, April, and May. These are the spring and autumn seasons, and boast a minimum amount of rainfall, plenty of sunshine, and temperatures of about 74°F. Most of the country’s rainfall is seen during the winter months, in December, January, and February.
Best Time to Visit Palestinian National Authority
With winter bringing very chilly temperatures, and unfavorable heat blaring down on the region in summer, the PNA is best seen during the spring and autumn seasons. During the months of September and October, and between March and May, hotels in the PNA tend to increase their rates.
An alternative would be to visit the PNA during summer. The winter is not advised, as touring the country would be interrupted by rainfall and uncomfortably cold weather. Summer is a better option for budget travelers, therefore, but, tourists are advised to wear loose clothing and protect themselves from the sun.