Besides its wonderful natural wonders, the weather in Eilat is one of the biggest reasons for being a prominent tourist city in Israel and probably in the entire Middle East. This Red Sea jewel experiences two climatic seasons – summer and winter. Though it generally has a desert-type climate, it is somewhat moderated by its close proximity to the sea.
Summer weather in Eilat begins in April until end of October, promising clear cloudless skies and high temperature. During this time of the year, the average duration of sunshine remain about 10 to 11 hours a day. The maximum temperature in April is about 30°C, while November is quite cooler at 20°C. Yearly average maximum temperature during daytime is 31°C, while the average in July and August, which are the hottest months, may reach up to 40°C. The average minimum temperature (evening) for July and August is 26°C.
Winter in Eilat will be quite cooler, but with temperature balanced roughly at 20°C mark. With this, there is still more than enough amount of sunlight to achieve a golden tan. In fact, the winter Eilat climate is the ideal season for sightseeing and sunbathing. The winter season is the most convenient time for the visitors from cold European countries. The average temperature for December and January, which are the coldest months, is 21°C, while the average minimum is 10°C.
Precipitation is uncommon in Eilat; even the winter months (November to March) receive an average zero rainfall. The resort city has about seven wet days every year, which means days when precipitation exceeds 0.01 inch in April but below 0.2 inch, while the months of December, February and March have an average of 0.31 inches of rainfall per month.
Despite its dry, desert climate, Eilat is known to be the kite surfing and windsurfing center for one good reason: there is a strong north wind with a speed of 10 to 15 knots. While it is common in Eilat, due to the extreme summer temperature, it still provides little respite from the intense heat. Eilat has an average wind speed of 11.5 mph. From August until November, the average wind speed changes and rises to 13.8 to 15 mph.
Eilat enjoys very low relative humidity, hence making a fun and pleasant vacation any time of the year. Winter season tends to be the most humid, with levels that can increase from 38% to 62% and February being the most humid at 40 to 62%. From April until October, the humidity levels go down from 13 to 55%. July has the least humidity at 13% to 36%. In general, humidity rarely causes discomfort.
Eilat is an arid desert resort along the Red Sea shores. The abundant fish and corals on the temperate gulf waters are impressive and unique in both variety and color. Twice a year, countless birds fly over here on migration between Africa and Europe, above the beautiful blue waters of sea and the mountains. The numerous natural attractions, the inviting beaches coupled with the sunny weather in Eilat make it a top holiday destinations for travelers across the world.