Map of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh Climate

In Saudi Arabia, Riyadh is the capital city.

Best time to visit Riyadh

The best time to visit Riyadh will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average) which is during months March, April, October and November. However, there are other good times to visit Riyadh, but it will be little hotter (for Riyadh this is between 30°C / 86.0°F and 40°C / 104.0°F on average). These are during months May, June, July, August and September. You might also consider visiting Riyadh during January, February and December when the average temperatures are a little cooler.


The hottest time of year in Riyadh is in July when it is 36.15°C / 97.1°F on average, but could get up to 43.4°C / 110.1°F maximum. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Riyadh is in January when it is 14.6°C / 58.3°F on average, but could get down to 8.9°C / 58.3°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 3 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 4 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 5 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Riyadh Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Riyadh which resides in Saudi Arabia.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C14.616.720.6526.432.234.836.1535.8532.9527.8521.4516.25
Max Temperature in °C20.322.726.732.938.942.243.443.140.334.827.622
Min Temperature in °C8.910.714.619.925.527.428.928.625.620.915.310.5

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F58.362.169.279.590.094.697.196.591.382.170.661.3
Max Temperature in °F68.572.980.191.2102.0108.0110.1109.6104.594.681.771.6
Min Temperature in °F48.051.358.367.877.981.384.083.578.169.659.550.9

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Riyadh throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM12.35.830.223.36.2000.302.37.411.2
Total rainfall in Inches0.50.21.20.90.20.00.00.00.00.10.30.4
Total number of rainy days5.84.110.810.63.900.10.30.11.73.46.5
Chances of rain18.7%14.6%34.8%35.3%12.6%0.0%0.3%1.0%0.3%5.5%11.3%21.0%

Riyadh Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Riyadh Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Riyadh in Saudi Arabia with the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Riyadh Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches