Judaean Desert, Israel: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Judaean Desert, Israel? If you're planning to go to Judaean Desert, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Judaean Desert, Israel

Based on the climate and weather in Judaean Desert, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Judaean Desert, Israel by month

January

January in Judaean Desert is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Judaean Desert in February, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Judaean Desert in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very hazy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

May

If you are traveling to Judaean Desert in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm, very hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage

June

Traveling to Judaean Desert in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

July

Traveling to Judaean Desert in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

August

If you are traveling to Judaean Desert in August, you will notice that it can be very hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

If you go to Judaean Desert in September, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

October

October in Judaean Desert is extremely warm and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage

November

If you vacation in Judaean Desert during November, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December in Judaean Desert can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Judaean Desert, Israel

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Judaean Desert, 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 Judaean Desert
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing

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