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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

The capital of the kingdom, and important business centre, there are numerous reasons to visit Riyadh, a modern city, constructed on the site of the old city conquered in 1902 by Ibn Saud, one of the ancestors of the current royal family, the al-Sauds. The fortress of Masmak is the only relic of the ancient city. You can visit the museum dedicated to Ibn Saud there. The museum of Riyadh presents a much broader overview of the country and region's history, from the Neolithic to the Islamic period. 19 miles from the city, the dromedary market, which takes place every day, is one of the most important in the Middle East. Races also take place in the month of April. You should not miss a visit to the ruins of Dir'aiyah, 19 miles to the north of the capital. At the beginning of the 18th century, this was the first capital of the al-Saud family.



Weather Riyad

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Riyad . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Riyad so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Riyad , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather August
Overall rating 74/100
  • Temperature indicators 44% Extremely hot

    The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 36°C and 39°C.

  • Bad weather indicators 100% Dry / Optimal

    Little or no rain (less than 1.5mm per day).

  • Sunbathing indicators 86% Sunny / Optimal

    Sunny (over 80% sunshine).

  • Wind indicators 96% Light breeze / Optimal

    Optimal comfort: optimal wind speed (between 7 mph and 12 mph) in a warm environment (>24°C).

  • Humidity indicators 96% Comfortable

    Feeling of comfort due to ideal humidity levels.

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