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What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

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What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

My family will be in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Northern Israel the last two weeks of March. Any advice on what kind of weather we can expect? My research online suggests anything from the 30s to the 80s, fahrenheit. That makes it pretty difficult to pack! Thanks.

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1. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

Spring is one of the nicest times to visit Israel from a weather standpoint--warm days (not hot & humid like peak summer travel season) and cool nights (jacket & sweaters, not overcoats). Rain is possible though not prevalent, so pack an umbrella.

In the Negev and Eilat, it already starts getting hot by then, so if you plan any hiking there or to visit Masada, shorts and t-shirts are advisable. As always when traveling, having layers of clothes prepares you for any eventuality. Enjoy!

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2. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

I was there the last two weeks in March 2007, and in the north we had some rain and coolish overcast days at first -- very light fleece vest or jacket at most, even in the evenings and on the Golan by day -- but the extra pair of dry shoes was a lifesaver.

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were pleasant, typically Spring-like -- could get short-sleeve warm by day or maybe light sweater in the morning or evening or along the shore with a stiff breeze. Mind you, from Arizona it seemed a little cool to us compared to comments from Israelis and others, our thinner blood and all. Just dress for standard Spring, no need to fret about really cold weather. Plus you CAN buy a sweatshirt or other heavier clothes in a pinch.

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3. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

hello,

nowadays it is getting really cold in northen israel actually untill mid-april. so if you plan to go Safed or the upper galil and the Golan Highs- note that it will be something around 12-17 Celsious. at nights temperatures can drop even to 8-9 in late march, and rains can be a problem (though not always). Jerusalem is a little bit more hot and this times, but still pack something warm.

it is advisiible to go to Eilat where you will be able to enjoy very hot climate in march (over 25 celcious already).

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4. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

sound fury - this guy is coming from Boston, 12-17 Celcius for him is not cold :)

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5. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

See my similar note where he warned a Canadian about cold Israeli winters. It's all relative and what you are used to.

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6. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

"so if you plan to go Safed or the upper galil and the Golan Highs- note that it will be something around 12-17 Celsious. at nights temperatures can drop even to 8-9 in late march, and rains can be a problem (though not always)."

For these temps in Farenheit:

12-17ºC = 54-63ºF

8-9ºC = 46-48ºF

As Doug said, for someone acclimated to Boston weather, this is not cold at all, especially for March.

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7. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

Like I said, typical Spring weather. For an Arizonan, that's rather chilly, but for a New Englander, almost balmy!

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8. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

I've been to Israel in March twice.......

The weather was fine for me. I live in Indiana (Midwest of the USA). We did have some rain, but, not much. Not even enough to slow us down. A jacket was all that I needed for the mornings/evenings in the Galilee and Jerusalem and by mid-day weather was quite lovely, in my opinion.

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9. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

Thank you all, this is very helpful. Lee

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10. Re: What kind of weather can I expect in late March?

yea, i quite forgot to bare this in mind lol