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Palestine has a Mediterranean climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool, rainy winters. January is the coldest month, with temperatures from 5°C to 10°C, and August is the hottest month at 18°C to 38°C. In higher elevations, such as around Jerusalem and Bethlehem, it can be cool in the evenings even in summer. Temperatures in October-November can range from 16°C to 25°C in daytime and 14°C to 20°C during the night. The first rain usually falls around the time when the olive harvest begins.

Though the Beit Sahour area is not heavily conservative, you may feel more comfortable wearing modest clothing– long trousers, skirts, longer sleeved tops and cardigans – and avoiding short skirts, shorts and skimpy tops. It is definitely worth bringing a comfortable pair of walking shoes or sandals.