Riyadh weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Riyadh

The best time to visit in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia is from January until May and September until December, when you will have a pleasant till very hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Riyadh is 42°C in July and the lowest is 20°C in January.

Riyadh has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Riyadh or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Riyadh by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 20 23 27 32 38 41 42 42 39 34 26 21
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 7 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 2

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14 day weather forecast Riyadh

The weather for in Riyadh will be 39° till 38° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
26°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 9
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
27°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
27°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
27°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
25°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 9
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
25°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 9
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
24°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 9

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
25°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
28°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 9
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
26°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 5
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
28°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 5
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
25°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 5
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
26°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 5
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
26°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 5

Climate Riyadh

Riyadh has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Riyadh is 32° degrees and there is about 44 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 329 days a year with an average humidity of 23% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Riyadh

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 23 27 32 38 41 42 42 39 34 26 21
Night temp. (°C) 10 12 16 21 27 29 30 29 26 21 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 7 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
Days with rain 1 2 6 7 3 - - - - 1 3 2
Dry days 30 26 25 23 28 30 31 31 30 30 27 29
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 10 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2
UV-index 5 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 7 6 5 5

Riyadh weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Riyadh? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Riyadh?

Riyadh is located in Saudi Arabia. It lies in a straight line at 7,772 km from Manila.

The coordinates of Riyadh are:

  • Latitude: 24.653837
  • Longitude: 46.715683

The GPS coordinates are 24° 39' N, 46° 42' E

How long is the flight to Riyadh?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Riyadh is approximately 10 h. 50 min.

What are the nearest airports to Riyadh?

These are the airports closests to Riyadh:

  • King Khaled International Airport (34 km) – Riyadh

How many inhabitants are there in Riyadh?

Riyadh has approximately 4,465,000 inhabitants.

How big is Riyadh?

The area of Riyadh is around 543 km².

What is the currency of Riyadh?

In Riyadh the Saudi riyal (SAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 September 2021

  • 1 Saudi riyal = 0.078 Philippine piso
  • 1 Philippine piso = 12.88 Saudi riyal
  • 10 Saudi riyal = 0.777 Philippine piso
  • 10 Philippine piso = 128.75 Saudi riyal
  • 100 Saudi riyal = 7.77 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 1,287.54 Saudi riyal

What is the area code of Riyadh?

The area code to call Riyadh is +966.