The Dead Sea is a fairly large body of water located between the countries of Israel and Jordan. The area is a unique geological site that is actually over 1,400 feet below sea level! Due to its elevation the Dead Sea pools water from local rainfalls and streams and under the intense sun of the Judean desert, the water evaporates and leaves behind a salty and mineral rich body of water.
If the weather of the Dead Sea wasn’t so hot and the rainfall so scarce, it would literally turn into a tropical wonderland. However, the Judean Hills among many other geological barriers prevent the Dead Sea from getting any precipitation and waterfall on average happens less than 2 weeks in an entire year. Therefore, precipitation is generally found to be 0% on a day to day basis. Humidity however can range up and down. Common temperatures found in the Dead Sea even in the autumn season can hold 40% humidity with temperatures soaring into the 100+ °F. On average, the Dead Sea sees summer highs of 103 °F and in the winter, even temperatures stay as high as 69°F. Record temperatures of the Dead Sea are at 116.6 °F and 41.7 °F for both high and low respectively.
As far as the winters are concerned, weather averages from around 55 to 70 °F so do not forget to pack shorts! It is safe to assume that you may leave your umbrella at home because the Dead Sea only receives 2” or less of rain yearly. Moderate winds can be felt in the Dead Sea. In a days’ time, winds can vary, but reach around 11 to 13 mph.
The weather of the Dead Sea can be summarized to be very dry, very hot, and very consistent.