Bordered by Israel on the west and Jordan on the east, the Dead Sea is a large salt lake that is famous for its healing mud and water. At 1,407 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest elevation on Earth’s land surface. The Dead Sea also is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, with a salinity level of 34.2%, so swimmers float effortlessly.The climate of the Dead Sea is sunny all year long with dry air. In fact, this area receives only about 2 inches of rain annually. July is the hottest month of the year with an average high temperature of 103.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The coolest month is January, where the average high is 68.9 degrees Fahrenheit.