Climate and Average Weather in Jordan

The climate in Jordan varies greatly. Jordan has a warm Mediterranean climate in the Area around the West Bank, with mild, wetter winters and warm, dry summers. Most of Jordan however has a desert climate with little or no rainfall. July and August are the hottest and driest months of the year. Throughout Jordan, daytime temperatures rise to around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher on average. With the highest averages in the south, which can reach temperatures as high as 37 to 41ºC (98-105ºF).

The winter period, which runs from December to early March, is mild and less dry than summer. Especially in the northwest of Jordan, along the Jordan River, the number of rainy days increases. In the higher desert plains there is also an increasing amount of precipitation in winter, but even then it is still relatively dry. Some areas get just a few millimeters during the whole winter. In the coldest months frost is possible, especially at night the mercury can drop below freezing. Also snow in winter is common, especially in the highlands it snows as a rule several days a year.

Amman and the Jordan Valley have more pleasant weather during spring and autumn. The best time to visit Jordan is from mid-March to mid-May and from mid-September til the end of October. These are the two periods in which it is pleasant in almost the whole country and there is little to no precipitation. In the warmest areas it can be on the hot side in the first half of May, just like in September.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
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1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Jordan

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Regions in Jordan