Tel Aviv has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) with hot, humid summers, unpredictable springs and autumns, and cool, rainy winters. Humidity tends to be high year-round due to ocean breeze. In winter, average temperatures are usually between 9 °C (48 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F), with temperatures as low as 7 °C (45 °F) and as high as 20 °C (68 °F) occurring several times a winter. In summer, average temperatures are usually between 24 °C (75 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F). Heatwaves are most common during spring, with temperatures as high as 35 °C (95 °F). There are barely any days in the year without sunshine, and even during the winter there are many clear days.
Tel Aviv averages 530.7 millimeters (20.9 in) of precipitation annually, which mostly occurs in the months of October through April. Winter is the wettest season, often accompanied by heavy showers and thunderstorms. Snow is extremely rare, with the last recorded snowfall within city limits occurring in February 1950. The rainiest month on record was January 2000 with 424.9 mm (16.73 in). The rainiest day on record was 8 November 1955 with 133 mm (5.24 in). However, Tel Aviv enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year with more than 300 sunny days annually.
- Copyright: Assi Dvilanski (asival) (5299)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 4:45