Jerusalem Weather September Averages, Israel
What's the weather like in Jerusalem in September
Summers are long in Jerusalem, extending well into September before the cooler temperatures of autumn approach. This month has an average daily temperature of 22°C (72°F), with highs reaching up to an average of 28°C (82°F) on warm afternoons. The daily average low throughout September is a cool 16°C (61°F). The days will cool slightly as the month progresses and the city heads toward autumn.
The dry spell continues for Jerusalem. Like the summer months before it, this month typically has zero days of rain and may have a cumulative total of up to 10 mm (less than half an inch) throughout the month. The relative humidity is about 60 percent throughout this month.
The days begin to shorten just a bit in September. There are typically 11 hours of sunshine daily during this month. The skies remain clear throughout the month, allowing visitors to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine.
The average daily winds in September tend to be about 13 km/hour (or about 8 miles per hour). The maximum sustained winds in recent years were measured at around 37 km/hour (23 miles per hour), though this is unusual for the area.
As the summer air continues for another month, the major bodies of water near Jerusalem also retain their warmth for a bit longer. The Mediterranean Sea has a mean water temperature near Tel Aviv of a warm 27°C (81°F). The Dead Sea is even warmer, with a mean temperature of 32°C (90°F).
Jerusalem Hotels in September
Villa Ba Moshava
A boutique hotel with just 24 cozy guest rooms (and a few with balconies), the Villa Ba'Moshava Hotel is located in the center of the German Colony area, with easy access to the best sites in Jerusalem. The beautiful and historic Israeli building houses colonial style rooms each equipped with WiFi, mini-fridges, drinks and updated bathrooms. There is also a Jerusalemite menu at the buffet, and a packaged breakfast is available for guests who are in a hurry. Bicycles may be rented and the staff is available 24/7 to help with any issues.
City Center Hotel
Just like its name suggests, City Center Hotel offers its guests a prime location in the heart of the new city of Jerusalem. Located just off of King David Street, the hotel is an apartment-style space, with each flat or suite having its own kitchenette. Popular with visitors traveling for longer periods of time, the City Center Hotel offers the comforts of home with cozy furnishings, air conditioning, television. Spaces range from a small studio space to a large apartment that can fit up to 6, making it a popular choice for families.
Near the popular Ben Yehuda and Hillel streets, the Montefiore Hotel is one of the best locations in its price range. The affordable hotel is home to 48 rooms, all with central air conditioning, mini bars, televisions, free WiFi, and a coffee and tea set. Families are welcome to set up connecting rooms, or use the top floor suite for more space. As is standard for Smart Hotel chains, tablets are available for guest use. A full Israeli breakfast is served in the dining hall, and the space can be reserved for special events.
A modern option near Chille Square is the Prima Royale Hotel. There are 133 rooms with desks, minibars, televisions, and individual climate control options. Meals are available at the restaurant and cafeteria, while the 24-hour desk service is available to help guests with planning or exchanging currencies. A cafe, laundry service, business center and meeting rooms are also part of the hotel's amenities.
Bars and Restaurants
An Israeli chain, Pasta Basta is popular amongst locals for its affordable Italian menu. With a create-your-own menu, everyone can find their own perfect combination of pastas, sauces, and toppings. Soups, salads and desserts are available as well, and there is a long drink list including coffees, teas, beer and wine. The relaxed atmosphere at Pasta Basta is often accompanied by fun music and friendly staff.
Tala Hummus and Falafel
Busy travelers on the go will enjoy a quick stop at Tala Hummus and Falafel. The fast food restaurant is affordable and has a prime location in the Old City, on the western edge. The platters are served with falafel and pita bread to go with the delicious homemade hummus. Tala Hummus and Falafel is also highly rated for its fast service and the chicken shawarma.
Taking a creative spin on the traditional pizza, Bardak Pizza restaurant serves artisan pizzas in the heart of Jerusalem. Just a couple of blocks from the Moses Montefiore Windmill, Bardak uses fresh and local ingredients to create their kosher pizzas. The dessert pizza is a popular item as well.
Located inside of the Old City, in the Christian Quarter near Jaffa Gate, Nafoura restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods in a beautiful setting. Sprawled across a large courtyard with both indoor and outdoor dining space, surrounded by historic columns and stonework, the restaurant is a beautiful and relaxing destination in the bustling Old City of Jerusalem
Things to do in Jerusalem in September
Marking the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana typically occurs in September, or early October. The two-day holiday typically means businesses throughout the city will be closed, though there are still plenty of interesting things to see and do. Guests can visit a synagogue to hear New Year prayers and songs. Jews traditionally eat apples and honey, and other sweet foods to symbolize a sweet new year. Many Jews walk to a river, lake or other body of water to symbolically cast their sins into the water. Ten days after Rosh Hashana is Yom Kippur, a very solemn day of atonement, when all businesses and transportation in the cityf will shut down for the day; travelers should be sure to plan around these major holidays when visiting Jerusalem.
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.
Monastery of St. Mark
Located between the Jewish and Christian Quarters is the St. Mark's Monastery, which is at the heart of the Syrian Orthodox (Syriac) community, established by the apostle St. Peter. According to Syrian Orthodox legend, this is the site of the famous Last Supper. An inscription discovered in the 1940s states it was also the House of Mary, the mother of Mark. Inside of the church is Mary's baptismal basin, and the liturgy used in the church preserves ancient traditions and prayers.
Adventurous travelers hoping to explore more of the area and its landscape will enjoy a tour on ATVs (all terrain vehicles). The exciting ride begins west of Jerusalem in the Maale Hachamisha area. Guides will lead visitors on a path through the hills around Jerusalem for beautiful views of the city and surrounding country. All day adventures are available as well, with lunch included.
A neighborhood near central Jerusalem, the German Colony was established in the later half of the 19th century by the German Temple Society. Commonly known as Moshava, the area is now an upscale neighborhood. Emek Refaim Street runs through the heart of the neighborhoodhe trendy avenue is lined with shops and restaurants. The houses in the neighborhood were built with Israeli materials, like stone, using traditional German farmhouse styles, making for beautiful and unique architecture throughout the area.