Many people complain about the climate in Israel – how hot and humid it is for so many months of the year, and particularly in July and August. Some even continue complaining well into December. But to me, this time of the year is ideal.
There is no Fall in the Middle East, in the traditional North European or North American sense of the word. Some trees lose their leaves, but there are no breathtaking vistas of red, gold, yellow and brown forests and carpets. The weather is a little drier and cooler, especially at nights. But I’m talking about temperatures in Tel Aviv in late October of around 27˚C during the day and 18-19˚C at night; the sea temperature is also about 27˚C, so the beaches are still well-frequented. Winter arrives sometime in November, but they are mainly mild, with only a few relatively cold and rainy days.
Of course, these features I’ve mentioned are not specific to autumn. But the current weather has mellowed me and made me think a little more benevolently about my surroundings. If you’re a sun lover and even if you’re not, Israel and specifically, Tel Aviv, is a great time to visit at this time of the year.