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Israel in March sees the first warm rays of the sun reaching out of the clouds. It is the time of the year when trees and flowers start to bloom. From exploring the vibrant city of Tel Aviv to the ancient ruins of Jerusalem, the high mountains of the Golan Heights to the stunning beaches of the Mediterranean, every corner of Israel has something unique and special to offer. There are plenty of events and activities happening all around the country, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Israel's weather in March is pleasant and comfortable all day. Daytime temperatures across the country average 22°C and dip to 12°C at night. There is also a chance of rain showers, but they are usually brief. Still, pack an umbrella, just in case.
Not sure when to visit Israel? For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Israel.
Weather in Israel in March - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||17||18||20||25||27||29||31||31||30||28||24||18|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||8||8||10||12||15||18||21||21||20||17||12||9|
|Avg Daily (°F)||63||65||68||77||81||85||88||88||86||83||76||65|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||47||47||50||54||59||65||70||70||68||63||54||49|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||110||110||60||20||10||10||10||10||10||30||70||80|
|Avg Daily (°C)||18||20||25|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||8||10||12|
|Avg Daily (°F)||65||68||77|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||47||50||54|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||110||60||20|
Many visitors visit Israel in March to enjoy the spring festivals. The country has much to offer its visitors during this time. Here are some reasons why you should visit Israel in March:
- Marathon month: March is Israel's marathon month. The country hosts several races, including the Jerusalem Marathon, Tel Aviv Marathon, and Tiberias Marathon in March.
- Festivals: Israel celebrates Passover, one of the major Jewish holidays, in late March. The festival marks the liberation of Israelites from slavery in Egypt. March is also the month when Israel holds the International Puppet Festival in the city of Holon. This ten-day festival features shows and workshops for both children and adults.
- Easter celebrations: Easter celebrations start in the last week of March. Christians worldwide come to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other holy sites. If you are looking for a religious experience, there is no better time to visit Israel than during Easter.
- Purim street party: Purim street parties take place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. It is one of Israel’s craziest street parties, featuring a lot of singing, dancing, and costume parades. The celebrations last for a week.
From taking a dip in the Dead Sea to exploring the ancient city of Jerusalem, Israel has a variety of places you can visit and things you can do in March. For instance, this is a great time to visit northern Israel's Golan Heights and Galilee region. The snow-capped mountains and green valleys are simply breathtaking.
Visiting the astounding natural phenomenon of the rushing waterfalls at the Ein Gedi nature reserve is also a must if you are traveling to Israel in March. The reserve is located in the Judean Desert, not far from the Dead Sea and Masada.
For those who enjoy a more urban environment, Tel Aviv is always bustling with energy and has something for everyone, from world-class museums to hip bars and clubs. Try some delicious street food such as falafel and shawarma while ambling down the city streets. Israel also has no shortage of Michelin-starred restaurants if you want to enjoy a world-class dinner during your holiday.
March is also the start of flower season in Israel. The country is home to over 8,000 species of flowers, and they start blooming in early spring. From the Judean Hills to the Golan Heights, you will be able to see fields of wildflowers of all shades. Nature lovers will want to add this to their list of reasons to visit Israel in March. Flower exhibitions are also held in major cities like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
No matter what your interests are, whether you are a photographer, a foodie, a nature lover, or simply someone who enjoys exploring new cultures, Israel is a perfect destination. And to make the most of your holiday in Israel, plan your vacation for March. The weather will be perfect during this time.
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