Petra weather in January (Jordan)

Looking to travel to Petra in January? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In January, Petra generally has moderate temperatures and low rainfall. January falls within the winter season. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 15°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 5°C. During this period, the city experiences its coolest temperatures annually.

Petra in January usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 24 mm (show in inches) for the month. With this being the wettest month, keeping an umbrella on hand might save you from getting wet from a sudden shower. Rain is expected on roughly 5 days.

With around 229 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Petra. March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Petra climate page with graphs.


Petra, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 4.5°C  
Max Temperature 14.5°C  
Chance of Rain 16%  
Precipitation 24 mm  
Rainy days 5 days  
Humidity 62% *  
Sunshine 229 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine 70% *  
* Data from: Ma'an, Jordan (33 KM, 20 Miles).

Where to go in Jordan in January

Find out more about the weather in Jordan in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Petra in January?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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