Country guides Middle East
Climate in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has a typical desert climate of blistering hot days and cool nights, and is one of the driest countries in the world. Summers can be extremely hot with temperatures rising to 130ºF (55ºC) in some areas, and the hottest months are June, July and August. The higher inland areas are cooler. Coastal cities are humid and hot year round while sandstorms blow anywhere in the country, some lasting for days. The best time to visit is from November to April in the period between winter and spring.