Seasons in Jordan

Wonder what is the weather in Jordan? Is it always sunny? What is the hottest month? When does it rain? Did you know that seasons effect prices?

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310 days of sunshine

Jordan is a very sunny country, with over 310 days of sunshine a year. The weather is almost exclusively dry and sunny from May to October, where there is barely any rainfall. Summers are hot but relatively pleasant due to the low humidity in the mountain heights with daytime temperatures frequently exceeding 36°C and averaging about 32°C, while nights are almost exclusively cool and pleasant. In the Jordan valley, summers can be very hot with temperatures reaching into the low forties on occasions, while Aqaba’s weather in the south is similar to the Jordan valley’s but with less rainfall.

The high season for travel to Jordan falls in 4 months – April, May, September, and October. Perfect weather in Jordan with warm days and cool nights. Expect higher rates.

The low season – June, July, August – the desert in the middle of summer is extreme. Temperatures throughout Jordan can be stifling. Prices are at their best but many places close in the low season.

Spring (March - May)

This season is pleasantly warm and beautiful wildflowers – including the striking Jordanian black iris – turn the countryside lush and colorful. Rainfall effectively ends by late April, although higher elevations, such as Dana Nature Reserve, can see some rain and wind into May. It is also during the late Spring-early Summer months that a gritty desert wind, “khamseen,” rises from the Arabian interior, bringing warmer temperatures and giving exposed surfaces a coating of dust. This condition thankfully lasts only a few days in Jordan.

What to wear: Wear lots of layers. It can go from very hot to very cold in seconds, depending on how much sun the area gets. When it comes to the Dead Sea and Aqaba resorts, you can wear bathing suits at the beach.

Rain/ snow: (to be updated)

Temperatures depend on a region: 13-31 C

Summer (June - September)

This season in the Jordan is hot and dry. The highest temperatures are on the coasts of the Dead Sea and in the Valley of Jordan River. In August, the hottest month of a year, the daytime temperature rises to 38-42 °C (100-108 °F). The Eastern resort area is a bit cooler. The capital located on highlands in the north-western part of the country temperature is even lower – 33 °C (91 °F), while Aqaba and the Dead Sea may surpass 48 °C (120 °F). The only possible respite coming in Ajloun, in the hills to the northwest. Even the high deserts around Petra will reach the high 90’s, making it challenging to hike for any length of time.

What to wear: Clothing (and sunscreen) to protect you from the sun are also necessary. A hat, a breathable top that at least covers your shoulders (both for appropriateness and to protect you from the sun), and trousers/leggings or skirt that covers above the knees (women). Comfortable hiking shoes or sandals. When it comes to the Dead Sea and Aqaba resorts, you can wear bathing suits at the beach.

Rain/Snow: no

Temperatures depend on a region: 31-37 C

Autumn (October - November)

Autumn in Jordan is another “high season”, those months bring relief from the heat, making this a wonderful time to visit. Summer heat goes away followed by a pleasant warmth. Also in the second half of September, the water of seas cools a bit. By the end of the season, it reaches the mark of 25 °C (77 °F). And such temperature is great because of its cooling effect. Rainfall that starts in mid-October welcomes a return of the wildflowers for a few weeks before winter descends across the countryside. In November in cities and towns of the central portion of the country temperature of the air is about 20 °C (68 °F) and occasional drizzle. However, the coasts of the Dead Sea are much warmer and drier with 27 °C (81 °F). The daily range of temperatures is still pretty wide: from 7 °C in northern regions to 15 °C in southern lands. It’s also the best time for diving in Aqaba when water is a warm 26°C, plus marine life is abundant during this time including eagle rays and turtles.

What to wear: it’s similar to Spring so remember about lots of layers. It can go from very hot to very cold in seconds, depending on how much sun the area gets. When it comes to the Dead Sea and Aqaba resorts, you can wear bathing suits at the beach. Pack your comfortable hiking shoes or sandals.

Rain/ snow: (to be updated)

Temperatures depend on a region: 20-32 C

Winter (December - February)

Winters in Jordan are generally short and cool. January is the coolest month, with temperatures of 5-10°C. 70 percent of the average rainfall in the country falls during this period. The short days and chill rains make Petra and even Wadi Rum less than welcoming for visits. But those seeking sunshine can find it at Aqaba and the Dead Sea, which remain in the mid-70s. Amman can be especially cold in January and February and snow is not uncommon. However, during these months the Jordan Valley and the area around Aqaba are reasonably warm during the day, with chilly evenings. Winter in the Eastern Desert, however, can be bitterly cold and dry. The central spine of hills can receive snowfall during winter months.

What to wear: Jacket, Jeans, cotton blouse ( If you want to visit Aqaba or the Dead Sea ), long trousers, and good comfortable and waterproof walking shoes plus trainers. You will need a raincoat or an umbrella.

Rain/snow: (to be updated)

Temperatures depend on a region: 2-22 C

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March 31, 2021.
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March 21, 2020.
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mar muerto mucho más que flotar llegas a un resort 5 estrellas con todas las comodidades y luego te sumergis en el agua flotando con el barro de las orillas. el cutis y la piel te quedan increíbles. luego disfruté completo en los hoteles....
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March 10, 2020.
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Zaman Tour agenzia super affidabile Siamo appena tornati da una settimana in Giordania. Ci siamo affidati a Zaman Tour per il servizio driver. Itinerario e hotel deciso e prenotati da noi. Non abbiamo avuto nessuna difficoltà nella comunicazione e nell'organizzazione. Sempre velocissimi nelle risposte prima della partenza. Il driver che ci ha seguito in tutto il viaggio è stato davvero molto preciso, professionale, parlava un ottimo inglese, bravissimo e cordiale con i bambini. Sembrava una persona di famiglia. Sempre disponibile per ogni esigenza o consiglio. La Giordania è un paese fantastico. Si visita tranquillamente, gente ospitale e cordiale. Davvero ha superato le nostre aspettative. Consiglio a tutti di andare in Giordania con Zaman Tours!
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December 7, 2019.
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October 17, 2019.
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magical horse riding with superb service Vi hade en veckas ridning med start i Petra och sedan i Wadi Rum. Hela resan var fantastisk!! aldrig upplevt något liknande. Hashem och hans team tog hand om oss på förträffligt sätt och allt var välordnat och bra, fina hästar, god mat, gott om vatten och en upplevelse som man bär med sig hela livet!!
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September 29, 2019.
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Esperienza indimenticabile Abbiamo fatto il tour di 5 giorni da Amman - Petra- Wadi Rum-Mar Morto. È stata un esperienza indimenticabile, la guida locale parlava benissimo italiano e ci ha fornito argomenti interessanti, molto gentile e disponibile. Essendo il nostro gruppo composto da 5 persone , la guida ha potuto organizzare le escursioni in maniera più pratica gestendo meglio il tempo che avevamo a disposizione, grazie a questo abbiamo potuto assistere al tramonto nel deserto e all’escursione in cammello all’alba ( non compresa nel tour). Sono felice di aver fatto questo viaggio, la Giordania è meravigliosa!
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September 2, 2019.
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June 6, 2019.
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