If you’re considering moving to Jerusalem, you might be wondering what the weather is like.
First of all, it’s important to note that Jerusalem is located in the Mediterranean climate zone, which means that the summers are hot and dry, and the winters are mild and wet. The temperature can reach up to 35°C (95°F) in the summer and in the winter it can go down to 0°C (32°F).
One thing to keep in mind is that Jerusalem is situated on a mountain, so the temperature can vary depending on your elevation. The higher up you are, the cooler it will be. So, if you’re looking for a cooler place to live, you might want to consider neighborhoods like French Hill or Beit Hanina.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Jerusalem can be quite windy, especially in the spring and fall. This can make the temperature feel cooler or warmer than it actually is. It is also known for dust storms that can happen during the summer.
The winter in Jerusalem is usually mild, with occasional rain and sometimes a little bit of snow. It’s definitely not as cold as it can be in some parts of the US, but you’ll still want to bring a coat and a pair of boots. If you love snow, check out the Jerusalem Weather Forecast Facebook page, run by an amateur meteorologist, for updates.
All in all, the weather in Jerusalem can be a bit of an adjustment, but it’s nothing that you can’t handle. With the right clothing and a good attitude, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine and the mild temperatures in no time. And don’t forget that the warm sunshine in Jerusalem will make you forget the cold weather back in the US.
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