Jerusalem Weather June Averages, Israel
What's the weather like in Jerusalem in June
As summer begins, the days in Jerusalem have an average daily temperature of 22°C (72°F) in June, though the highs can reach a warm 29°C (84°F) during the afternoons. The average daily low this month is 16°C (61°F), typically occurring in the evening. The days will warm as July, the hottest month of the year, approaches. Record highs have reached up to 40°C (104°F), while record lows have dropped down as low as 8°C (46°F). Travelers should be prepared for occasional temperature swings like this.
Summers are very dry in Jerusalem, and June typically has zero days of rain, though it may receive a total of up to 10 mm cumulative rain (less than half an inch). The skies remain clear throughout the month.
As one of the sunniest months of the year, the days in June typically receive 13 hours of sunlight. The long days make it an excellent time of the year to explore the city, and the summer remains the most popular time of year for tourists in Jerusalem.
The wind picks up a bit in June, with a daily average of 15 km/hour (9 miles/hour). The breeze helps keeps the weather in Jerusalem comfortable during its warm summers.
To the west of Jerusalem, the Mediterranean Sea has an average daily water temperature of 24°C (75°F) as measured in Tel Aviv. Heading east, the Dead Sea has an average daily water temperature of a warm 33°C (91°F) in June.
Hotels in Jerusalem in June
The beautiful Mamilla Hotel offers travelers a retreat in the middle of the city. Just outside of Jaffa Gate, the interior of Mamilla was designed by renowned Italian designer Pierro Lissoni, and every room features modern designs with peaceful color schemes. Guests looking for a meal or drink at the end of a long day won't have to travel far as the hotel is home to a rooftop restaurant, a seafood restaurant and a bar. The rooftop terrace overlooks Jerusalem's Old City walls. Other amenities include a spa, pool and fitness center, as well as event and dining rooms. Guest rooms range from a small studio space up to the large presidential suite, so guests can find the perfect space for their needs.
Just north of the Old City lies the affordable Ritz Hotel, which offers spacious rooms, many with balconies which overlook the downtown district and the Old City. While the rooms are simply furnished, guests can enjoy the many hotel amenities, such as the business center, meeting room, free WiFi, rooftop terrace with panoramic views, breakfast and dining area, and organized tours.
Notre Dame Guesthouse
Originally designed to host French pilgrims who visited the Holy Land for religious purposes, the first stone for the Notre Dame Guesthouse was laid in 1885. Today, it's mission continues as the guesthouse caters specifically to pilgrims and religious members around the world. The historic guesthouse offers modern amenities like comfortable rooms and suites, restaurants on site, and magnificent views. It also offers the services needed to enjoy a spiritual experience in Jerusalem, such as an onsite chapel, a shroud exhibition, and a guided spiritual renewal course.
For guests hoping to find a place that feels more like home, Shamai Suites may be just the thing. The unique apartment boutique hotel is located on the corner of Ben Hillel and Shamai streets in the heart of Jerusalem. The hotel offers modern apartments in various sizes for long- and short-term rentals. Sizes range from a studio for two people, up to the two-bedroom suite for up to 6 people, making this a popular option for many travelers and especially families. All of the apartments have a kitchenette, free WiFi, air conditioning, and other modern amenities. Daily housekeeping and reception services are offered as well.
Bars and Restaurants
Satya goes by a number of names for its cuisine: seafood, Mediterranean, Israeli fusion, and more. The unique combination of traditional dishes and new creations makes Satya a popular destination for foodies both local and foreign. Dishes with a more international flare include the "surf n turf" shrimp and beef plate, the veal schnitzel, and the yellow curry chicken. With a wide range of styles, there is something for everyone at this contemporary restaurant.
Where Bezalel and Ben Yehuda streets meet, Nocturno Cafe can be found in the pedestrian mall, serving up delicious food during the day and hosting lively events during the evenings. The Mediterranean cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and caters to vegetarian and vegan diets. The spot is also popular for thirsty tourists, offering a variety of coffees, teas, juices, beers and cocktails. In the evenings, it hosts live music, theatrical performances, dances and more.
Visitors to the Israel Museum will find a convenient meal at the Modern Restaurant, located inside the museum. Featuring Jerusalemite cuisine presented artfully and in a fittingly modern space, the restaurant caters to any need. There is a kids menu, an express menu, and the regular menu, plus a bar and special food events throughout the week. Highly rated service and a bright atmosphere complement the food.
For a break from the traditional Israeli cuisine found around the city, travelers will enjoy a visit to Sushiya, a highly rated Japanese sushi restaurant. The restaurant is an easy walk from downtown, located on Trumpeldor street. A well-curated menu ensures that guests enjoy the freshest sushi possible; the rice bowls are quite popular. Seating is limited in this small restaurant though, and diners may have to wait while their food is prepared.
Things to do in Jerusalem in June
The Church of All Nations
The Church of All Nations is located at the foot of the Mount of Olive, just north of central Jerusalem. Also known as the Basilica of the Agony, it enshrines a portion of rock that is believed to be the site where Jesus prayed before his arrest. The church sits on the site of two older ones, a 12th century chapel abandoned in 1345 and a 4th century Byzantine basilica (that was destroyed by an earthquake in 746). The current building was consecrated in 1924. The dark interior helps contribute to the solemn atmosphere at this serene site.
A less somber experience, Mamilla Mall is a bustling shopping destination northwest of Jaffa Gate. The large open-air mall consists of 140 stores and restaurants. The mall incorporates the facades of 19th-century buildings from the original Mamilla street, contributing to a historical feel, while the mall itself was only completed and fully opened in 2008. The mall is known for its high-end and luxury stores, and ranges from international names like Tommy Hilfiger and Abercrombie & Fitch to top Israeli stores like Castro and Ronen Chen.
One of the main entrances into the Old City, Damascus Gaten its current stateas built in 1537 under the Ottoman Empire. The remains of an older gate, dating back to the 2nd century, can be seen beneath the current one. During the Roman era, a courtyard was built at the gate, with the emperor's statue at its center. Two street led out of the courtyard towards the south (into the Old City), today the two main streets continue on their same path from Damascus Gate, preserving the Roman structure of this area.
Festival of Light
Jerusalem's annual art festival, Festival of Light, has been held every summer in the city since 2009 (typically between late June and early July). Using light itself as the creative medium, international artists set up their displays in the Old City, just inside of Damascus Gate. This popular attraction takes place in the evenings, taking advantage of the enjoyable, cool weather at night during this time of year.