Palestine Climatological Data


The publications below contain climatological and geophysical observations for sites in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. The description under each title shows the dates of coverage of the publication, the parameters you can find in the data, and a list of the volumes that the Library holds with links to the years for which images are available.

Rainfall tables for Palestine and adjacent countries (1800s-1920s)
Hundert [sic] years of rainfall observations (1844-1944)
Comparative statement of rainfall for the seasons... (1920-1925)
Summary of meteorological observations at ... for the year ... (1925-1936)
Meteorological observations ..., including rainfall report for the season ... (1937)
Annual report : the climate of Palestine, during the year ... (1936-1948)
Meteorological observations for the year 1939 taken at the Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus (1939)
Monthly weather report (Israel. Sherut ha-meteorologi) (1947-1975)
Annual Rainfall Summary (Sikum shenati li-geshamim) (1947-1979)


Rainfall tables for Palestine and adjacent countries (back)
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Note: Covers various time periods for each site ranging from late 1800s to 1920s.
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Hundert [sic] years of rainfall observations(1844-1944) (back)
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Comparative statement of rainfall for the seasons, (June to May) ... (in millimeters) (back)
Note: Gives annual rainfall totals only for sites in present-day Israel and Palestine.
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Summary of meteorological observations at ... for the year ... (back)
Continued by: Meteorological observations ..., including rainfall report for the season ...
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Meteorological observations ..., including rainfall report for the season ... (back)
Continues: Summary of meteorological observations at ... for the year ...
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Annual report : the climate of Palestine, during the year ... (back)
Vols. for 1936-37- have subtitle: Climate of Palestine and adjacent countries, during the year ...
Note: Most data from present-day boundaries of Israel, but also includes some isolated sites from surrounding countries. Report year runs from Aug. through July.
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Meteorological observations for the year 1939 taken at the Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus (back)
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Monthly weather report (Israel. Sherut ha-meteorologi) (back)
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Annual Rainfall Summary (Sikum shenati li-geshamim) (back)
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