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Climate

For most parts of the year, the climate in the Holyland remains enjoyable. Winter season lasts for three months. In the remaining part of the year, the temperatures remain moderate in nature. The hottest months are the months of July and August.

Summer in the Holyland is relieved by the gentle wind that blows from the Mediterranean Sea, and although summer days are hot, the evenings are cool and the people even may require a sweater in some parts. The atmosphere is fresh and the air is unadulterated at the region.

Temperature in the summer season reaches up to 35ยบ C and in the winter season the temperature may sometimes fall to zero. Rainfall is very restricted, and the months in which there is major rainfall are from November to February.

In the months of April, May and in the middle part of June, the inhabitants are relentlessly affected by the annual hot, sandy, dry and dusty Khamseen winds, which blow from the Arabian Desert.

In the whole day winter time, there are seven hours of sunshine, which goes up to thirteen hours in summer time.

Visitors and the tourists are advised to wear light clothes in the summer and sweaters in the evening and night. During the winter season visitors should be well equipped with warm clothes.


Currency

The local currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS), or shortly the Shekel.

Although in many touristic places the Euro and the United States Dollars are widely accepted, please check the exchange rate in this page, based on the European Central Bank exchange rate.

Language

The official languages of the state of Israel are the Hebrew and Arabic, and although many Palestinians in the west bank speak Hebrew, the Arabic language remains the official language in the State of Palestine.

Since ages, the Holy Land has been an important destination to travelers from world wide, and thus, many of its local population speaks English as well, besides some other international languages.

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