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The best time to visit Jordan

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are invariably the best times to visit Jordan, when temperatures are not too hot or too cold.

The summer months (particularly July and August) can get insufferably hot, especially in the Jordan Valley where it gets very hot and humid, as well as the desert. Temperatures are regularly upward of 36C.

In winter it can get surprisingly cold. Sometimes snow falls in Amman, and even Petra on occasion. In the desert the nights are especially cold in winter. Aqaba is the exception though, with temperatures averaging around 20C in January, making it a popular destination for a spot of winter sunshine.

Be aware when you travel of the month of Ramadan (usually around June and July) when there are restrictions in place on eating, drinking and smoking in public.

Climate charts for cities and places within Jordan

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Amman

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1152 1355 1661 2170 2679 2984 3086 3086 2984 2577 1966 1355
Min temp (C)(F) 337 337 541 948 1254 1559 1763 1763 1559 1254 846 439
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 11 13 13 12 11 9 7 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 763 663 612 201 40 0 0 0 0 80 321 653
Rainy Days 10 9 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 8
Humidity N N N N L M M M M L N N
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Aqaba

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1763 1966 2272 2882 3290 3595 3799 3697 3493 2984 2475 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 541 745 948 1457 1763 1966 2170 2170 1966 1661 1152 745
Sunshine hours 8 8 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 80 70 50 20 0 0 0 0 50 30 70
Rainy Days 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Humidity M H VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2272 2170 2170 2170 2373 2577 2679 2781 2679 2577 2475 2373

Dead Sea (Jordan)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2679 3188 3595 38100 39102 39102 3799 3493 2984 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1355 1661 2068 2373 2475 2577 2475 2170 1661 1254
Sunshine hours 6 7 8 9 11 13 13 12 11 9 8 6
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 281 181 161 50 20 0 0 0 0 20 151 261
Rainy Days 11 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 9
Humidity M M H VH VH E E E VH H M M
UV 3/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 6/H 4/M 3/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ma’In

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1559 1966 2475 2882 3290 3391 3493 3290 2781 2068 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 541 948 1355 1559 1763 1763 1559 1254 745 337
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 11 13 13 12 11 9 8 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 120 110 110 50 20 0 0 0 0 40 60 110
Rainy Days 5 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Humidity M H VH VH E E E E VH H M M
UV 4/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Petra

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1355 1559 1966 2475 2882 3290 3391 3391 3188 2781 2068 1559
Min temp (C)(F) 236 337 643 1050 1355 1661 1763 1763 1661 1254 846 439
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 9 11 13 13 12 11 10 8 7
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 171 171 151 70 30 0 0 0 0 40 70 161
Rainy Days 5 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Humidity N N N N L M M M M N N N
UV 4/M 5/M 7/H 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 7/H 5/M 4/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A