Boasting an incredible average of 330 sunny days a year, the Dead Sea offers an amazingly attractive climate that draws tourists year round. Its rainless days, along with an arid and dry desert climate, combine to create high day-time temperatures and cooler evenings during every season. In the winter months of December through February, evening temperatures reach a low of 53 degrees Fahrenheit and mid-day highs of low 70s (roughly 11-22 in Celsius) that still allow for experiential floating in the Dead Sea. The summer months of June through September have lows of 80 and highs reaching above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (27-39 Celsius). Spring and Fall both brag temperate waves that vary from the mid-sixties to nineties (16-29 Celsius)…all in all, comfortable weather year round!
The Dead Sea’s climate is also unique for a few other reasons. Three layers of natural protection filter the sunlight (atmospheric, evaporative and ozone layers), reducing the problem of sunburns caused by harmful UV rays at most beaches. Due to the Dead Sea’s thick atmospheric climate and its location so far below sea level, sunlight at the Dead Sea is actually the only place on earth considered to be therapeutic and not harmful to the skin. Additionally, the dry heat and low humidity are good for asthma, cystic fibrosis and some forms of lung disease. For that reason, along with the water’s many natural minerals, the Dead Sea is a very sought after location for therapeutic treatments dealing with a wide variety of skin and lung problems.
The Dead Sea is 417 meters below sea level and one of the most awesome sites in the world. The Dead Sea’s water is ten times saltier than the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and indeed it is the most saline water mass worldwide. The high degree of salt makes the Dead Sea very buoyant. Take a dip and enjoy the temperate climate while floating on your back suspended in the waters. Due to the high salinity no forms of life can exist in these waters and hence the name the Dead Sea.
Despite its many healing powers, those visiting the Dead Sea should keep in mind that overheating is a big problem. Drinking lots of water, wearing a hat and making sure to not spend too much time in the sun are important health precautions when exploring the Dead Sea’s dry, sunny climate.
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