Overview of Saudi Arabia Weather
With its vast size and diverse landscape, Saudi Arabia has a wide range of climates, from subtropical to arid. The average annual temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.
The coastal areas experience moderate weather with high humidity levels. The average temperature in Jeddah is 27 degrees Celsius. As you move inland, the temperature increases and the humidity decreases. Riyadh, the capital, has an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.
The inland areas of the country are much hotter, with temperatures often exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. The Empty Quarter, in the southeast of the country, is one of the hottest and most inhospitable places on earth.
The mountains are cooler, with temperatures rarely exceeding 20 degrees Celsius. Snow can fall in the higher parts of the Asir region in the southwest of the country.
The best time to visit Saudi Arabia is in the winter, when the weather is cooler and more pleasant.