Tel Aviv Weather July Averages, Israel
What's the Weather like in Tel Aviv in July
July in Tel Aviv, Israel, is the second hottest month of the year and, coupled with very high humidity, conditions can get uncomfortable at times. Sunscreen and lots of water should be carried everywhere you go and it's best to do what the locals do and avoid the beach and direct sunlight in the middle of the day.
The average temperature in Tel Aviv in July is 27°C, with an average high of 29.5°C and an average low of 23°C, making the nights very muggy. This beats the July average in Marseille, France of 24°C. Tel Aviv can get much hotter than the average though with temperatures of 31.6°C not unusual and the record high was 37.5°C. Temperatures do not go much lower than 23°C, reaching 22°C on occasions and the 'coldest' July low recorded was 19°C!
The average sea temperature for Tel Aviv in July is 27°C making a Mediterranean swim more like a warm bath.
The bad news is that the average relative humidity is very high in July at 70 per cent. Check our local weather report for Tel Aviv before you go.
July is another month when Tel Aviv gets an average of zero rainfall, so if you do experience a shower you will be unlucky, although even then it will be light and is likely to pass quickly. You can safely leave the wet weather gear at home.
Tel Aviv in July is lovely and sunny with average sunshine of 369 hours for the month, or 12 hours a day. Although they gradually get shorter through the month, the days are still long in Tel Aviv in July, with daylight hours lasting between 13 hours and 44 minutes and 14 hours and 13 minutes. Sunrise is between 5.38am and 5.55am and sunset between 7.38pm and 7.51pm. As for clouds, you are unlikely to see many in July, with the chances of overcast or cloudy days at virtually zero. July 2 is the clearest day of the month on average.
Wind speeds in Tel Aviv remain constant throughout July, at an average of 8.2mph with a variation of only 0.1mph, compared to the windiest day of the year on February 7, when the speed is 9.2mph. The wind blows from the west for most of the time.
Pack for very hot weather, with lots of t-shirts, shorts, light evening outfits and comfortable shoes. There should be no need for umbrellas or waterproofs unless you plan to tour other parts of Israel, although even then chances of rain are low away from the mountains. Check the 14-day forecast for Tel Aviv before you head for the airport.
Tel Aviv Hotels in July
There are no prizes for guessing the central theme of the retro Cinema Hotel in Dizengoff Square. It is located ten minutes from the seafront in a Bauhaus building that once housed the Esther Cinema, one of Tel Aviv's first picture houses. Movie posters adorn the walls and classic movies are screened in the hotel lobby, with free popcorn. There are 83 rooms, a breakfast buffet and a beautiful rooftop terrace.
Hayarkon 48 Hostel
For backpackers and those on the tightest of budgets, the centrally-located Hayarkon 48 Hostel offers simply furnished rooms and dormitories and is just two minutes from the beach. Now in its 20th year, this sociable hostel caters for all travellers, from solo tourists to families and groups of friends. There is free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and breakfast of fresh vegetables and eggs each morning. A bonus is the bar and terrace on the roof.
Center Chic Hotel
Next to the Cinema Hotel on Dizengoff Square, the Center Chic Hotel is another in the Atlas Hotel chain offering a good standard of accommodation and a great location for a relatively low price. The 54-room hotel has recently been renovated and is right in the heart of the city's entertainment and cultural areas. There's a rooftop garden to relax in and breakfast and other refreshments are provided at the adjacent Cinema Hotel.
Mendeli Street Hotel
Another boutique hotel that is a short hop to the beach is the family-run Mendeli Street Hotel, opened in the 1960s in bustling Ben Yahuda Street. Gordon Beach is 400 metres away and it's a two-minute walk to Frishman Beach. The 66 air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, cable TV and minibar and the Mashya restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a gym and spa treatment rooms.
Tel Aviv Beaches in July
Alma Beach & Banana Beach
Tel Aviv is a city on the sea and you are spoilt for choice for beaches wherever you are. Just head for the sea and you will find a golden stretch of sand. The relaxed Alma Beach is one of the best with amazing views across to historic Jaffa and the buzzing Manta Ray restaurant serving great food and beer. Just north of it is the even more laid-back Banana Beach which has a 24-hour beach bar, a surf school and volleyball area.
Bars and Restaurants
Lovers of Vietnamese food should head for Vong on Rothschild Boulevard opposite Independence Hall and they won't be disappointed. Now a popular fixture in Tel Aviv's culinary scene, it made it name with Vietnamese dishes such as bok choy - Chinese cabbage - soft rolls with beef, spicy dien-dien noodles and bahns, fish, curry or tofu fillings. There are also some bizarrely-named cocktails, including Forrest Jump.
Radio EPGB is in a basement off Rothschild Street in Tel Aviv centre and is considered one of the city's coolest nightspots. It can get very crowded and is a magnet for artists, fashionistas and other creatives, with indie and electronic music and happy hours that seem to go on all night. They also play country, funk and even punk and host live bands and top DJs
Tel Aviv is a great city for vegetarians and vegans and restaurant and delicatessen Meshek Barzilav is one of the very best. The menu is a mix of Asian-influenced dishes and hearty farm breakfasts. Owner Merav Barzilay comes from a long line of farmers and opened the restaurant in 2002 with the emphasis on providing organic 'farm to table' food long before it became trendy.
A short distance from the beach, Shila is a seafood restaurant with a Spanish influence that is the brainchild of owner-chef Sharo Cohen and wife Adi. Colourful dishes include flavoured tapas, raciones and grilled main courses. Dishes include carpaccio and tartar tapas, vegetable, fish and seafood raciones. The restaurant was opened ten years ago and has expanded its premises and menu over the years as its popularity grew.
Things to do in Tel Aviv in July
Kitesurfing, windsurfing, kayaking and more; you name the water sport and you can enjoy it at Israel's largest complex, Surf Point at Dolphinarium Beach. July is the perfect month for novices and experts alike to take to the warm Mediterranean waters and if you would rather be under them, there are also diving courses and excursions. The newest adrenaline-fuelled sport in kitesurfing, which is surfing with a parachute attached!
One of the most historically significant buildings in Israel, Independence Hall is in need of some renovation, but is well worth a visit for history buffs, as this is where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the establishment of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948. You can see the room where this took place and there are tours and talks. The building was originally home to Meir Dizengoff, Tel Aviv's first mayor.
Levinsky Spice Market
If you want to find Levinsky Spice Market, head for Florentin and follow your nose. Tel Aviv's best and most famous chefs head here for ingredients and even if you're not buying, just wandering through the maze of stores is an experience. It was started in the 1920s by Balkan immigrants and 90 years later supplies fresh herbs and spices, dried fruit, stuffed chillis, olive oil, cheese and other ingredients to amateur and professional cooks.
Old Jaffa Visitors Centre
The tiny Old Jaffa Visitors Centre is also an archaeological excavation site located under Kedumim Square. Known locally as 'Jaffa Tales', you can see partially-excavated Hellenic and Roman era remains and get a taste of more than 4000 years of Jaffa's ancient history with exhibits and a virtual tour.