Kinneret Lake – Geography

Tiberias is located between the shore and the slopes of the Kinneret lake. It is some 200 meters below sea level. The climate varies from a hot-summer Mediterranean climate to a hot semi-arid climate with an annual precipitation of about 400 mm (15.75 in). The summers in Tiberias are very hot with an average maximum temperature of 36C (97F) and average minimum temperature of 21C (70F) in July and August. The winters are mild with temperatures ranging from 18C to 8C (65F and 46F). Extremes temperatures have ranged from 0 to 46C (32F to 115F).
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‘It isn’t Siberia.’ So as Rya tells the tourists, ‘Make sure you have a hat and you drink plenty of water’.