Jerusalem Weather July Averages, Israel
What's the weather like in Jerusalem in July
July is the hottest month of the year in Jerusalem, with an average daily temperature of 23°C (73°F), though the high temperatures can be much warmer. The heat of the day typically reaches 29°C (84°F) during July. Historically, the weather has even reached 39°C (102°F), so travelers may want to plan for occasional days indoors if the heat becomes too much for exploring the city. Evenings bring cooler temperatures as the daily lows drop to a comfortable 17°C (63°F).
July is a very dry month for Jerusalem. Very little rain falls on Jerusalem during the long summers, and the city may receive approximately 10 mm of rain throughout the month, though a rainy day is very rare here in July, and on average there are zero rainy days.
This bright summer month has long days and clear skies, with approximately 13 hours of sunlight every day, allowing plenty of time to explore the city. July has the longest days of the year in Jerusalem.
While humidity rises to approximately 50% during July, a regular wind at about 16 km per hour (or 10 miles per hour) keeps the climate comfortable enough for exploring.
The Mediterranean Sea reaches a warm 26°C (79°F) water temperature, making Tel Aviv a popular beach destination during July. The Dead Sea gets even warmer, with a daily mean water temperature of 35°C (95°F) during July. The high water temperature at the Dead Sea can reach up to 40°C (104°F) though it could also dip down to a low of 30°C (85°F) as well.
Hotels in Jerusalem in July
Part of the international Ramada chain, Ramada Jerusalem is conveniently located in the middle of the city. The hotel offers plenty of amenities like free WiFi, a pool (and children's pool), sauna, gift shop, tennis courts, and more. The multilingual staff are available 24/7 to help with any needs. A breakfast buffet is included and a restaurant onsite serves up delicious Israeli dishes.
The Dan Hotel
The Dan Boutique hotel has a youthful and energetic ambiance, with luxurious design details and elegant interiors. The 129 contemporary rooms are spacious and feature updated technology, while a fitness center and a sundeck offer guests the perfect sports for rejuvenating and relaxing. Located just south of the city center, the Dan Boutique has easy access to the best of Jerusalem.
Another boutique destination, Hotel Alegra was built in 1930 and effortlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities. The attentive staff at this small-scale hotel ensure guests are comfortable and enjoying the hotel extras, like the wet sauna, the spa, and the beautiful courtyard. Lovely stonework is featured in the suites alongside crisp white linens and comfortable furnishings.
The Leonardo Hotel is located just north of central Jerusalem, with a Light Rail stop right next to the hotel. There are 397 elegant rooms and each includes modern amenities. A modern conference room makes this hotel a popular destination for business travelers. Hungry guests will enjoy the two restaurants onsite, while those who want to enjoy an active vacation will appreciate the modern fitness center and the outdoor swimming poolerfect for hot July days.
Bars and Restaurants
Highly reviewed and featured in various travel magazines and blogs, Yudale is a buzzing tapas bar where anyone can feel the excitement they bring to their cooking. A sister restaurant to the popular Machneyuda, Yudale offers a more laid back atmosphere, smaller portions, and lower prices. Chefs are known to dance to the lively music at Yudale, while cooking up favorite dishes like the salads, polenta, or the octopus.
A quieter reprieve from the busy city, Halitatea is a teahouse and shop in the heart of Jerusalem, located between Hillel and Ben Yehuda streets. The intimate cafe seats up to 60 people and serves a selection of small dishes alongside its teas for hungry customers. Alcohol is served as well during the evenings. The knowledgeable staff is friendly and ready to help guests choose the perfect tea, from more than 150 options.
At Skyline Restaurant the view matching the name, with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop of the Jerusalem Gardens Hotel and Spa. Perfect for hotel guests and a great spot for anyone else, the restaurant provides indoor and outdoor dining, so hungry visitors can enjoy the cool summer evenings in Jerusalem. Seasonal menus feature Israeli food, all homemade onsite for the freshest experience possible. Skyline serves upscale variations on classic dishes like the shawarma lamb ribs and the eggplant gnocchi.
Agas Ve Tapuah
For a break from Mediterranean fare, Agas Ve Tapuah claims to be the oldest kosher Italian restaurant in Jerusalem. With the owners hailing from Milan and Rome, the food is authentic and home-style Italian. Fresh pasta made from eggs and flour is prepared daily, as well as pizzas, lasagnas, fish and a variety of crepes. The restaurant is also popular for hosting weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other celebrations. Located in a historic building on Jaffa Road, it is just a five minute walk from Jaffa Gate.
Things to do in Jerusalem in July
If the July heat spikes, Jerusalem offers some excellent indoor destinations for travelers. The Gottesman Family Aquarium, also known as the Israel Aquarium, opened in 2017 as a public aquarium focusing on Israel's marine life in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the Sea of Galilee. Located next to the The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, the aquarium is a fun experience for children and adults alike, including a shark tank, a walk-through tunnel, sting ray feedings, and more.
Separating Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley begins just north of the Old City of Jerusalem and runs 20 miles east through the Judean desert towards the Dead Sea. The Jewish Cemetery on the Mount of Olives extends down toward the valley, with ancient tombs and tombstones carved into the rock of the valley. Many of the tombs were used as shelters for hermits and monks in ancient times, and in more modern history, the cemetery contains many revered Jewish leaders.
Jerusalem Film Festival
Typically held in July, the Jerusalem Film Festival is an international event that has been held annually since 1984. As films from all around the world are screened, other events such as live music, professional panels, meetings with directors, and more during this 10-day event. Nearly 200 feature films and documentaries are typically shown during the event as it draws filmmakers and film watchers to the Holy Land for a more modern visit.
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
Families with children or tourists looking for something a little more lighthearted will enjoy a visit to The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo (also known as the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens). Though the zoo originally focused only on animals mentioned in the Bible, it eventually expanded its focus to now include endangered animals from around the world. The zoo provides animals with a close-to-nature habitat, using open areas separated by trenches and moats rather than bars and cages. Special activities for children include a petting zoo, animal feedings, story times and creative workshops. The visitor center is shaped like Noah's Ark.
Mount of Olives
A major religious site, The Mount of Olives stands just east of Jerusalem, between the city and the Judean Desert. Located on the mount is the famous Garden of Gethsemane. Key events throughout the life of Jesus are believed to have occured here, including the teaching of the Lord's Prayer, the time spent praying in the garden before being betrayed by Judas, and his ascension into heaven, which is said to have occurred at the summit of the mount. The name Gethsemane means "oil press" in Hebrew, and in the garden are eight ancient, gnarled olive trees. The oil derived from the trees is used for sanctuary lamps and the pits become rosary beads.