Gaza Strip, Palestinian territories: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gaza Strip, Palestinian territories? If you're planning to go to Gaza Strip, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gaza Strip, Palestinian territories

Based on the climate and weather in Gaza Strip, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Gaza Strip, Palestinian territories by month

January

If you are traveling to Gaza Strip in January, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

February

If you visit Gaza Strip during February, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

March

If you are traveling to Gaza Strip in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

April

If you vacation in Gaza Strip during April, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

May

May for Gaza Strip is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

June

June here is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

July here can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

August

If you go to Gaza Strip in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

September

September here can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

October for Gaza Strip is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

November

If you visit Gaza Strip during November, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

December

December in Gaza Strip is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gaza Strip, Palestinian territories

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gaza Strip, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and H
  • A SIM card that works in Gaza Strip
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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