The best time to visit Jordan
Jordan is a year round destination and its climate can be characterised by long, hot and dry summers and short cool winters. Despite being a relatively small country, Jordan has a diverse landscape and the climate does vary dependent upon the terrain and altitude.
The weather chart shows the average daily minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius and the average monthly precipitation.
Amman enjoys glorious temperatures during the summer months (June - August) with pleasantly cool evenings. In places of low altitude, such as the Jordan Valley and Gulf of Aqaba, the summer heat is at its most fierce and humidity is high. Wadi Rum and the desert are particularly hot though with no humidity. A lightweight wardrobe should keep you comfortable during summer months, but if travelling to mountainous regions be sure to pack warmer clothing as the high altitude can result in cooler temperatures.
Winter in Amman (December - February) can be unexpectedly cold with the majority of rain falling from December to March and the occasional fall of snow. Temperatures also plummet in the desert, especially at night with the mercury hitting below zero. Aqaba remains pleasantly warm during the winter with average temperatures of 18⁰C. Spring (March – May) and Autumn (September – November) are great times to visit Jordan, when daytime temperatures are not too extreme.
If you like star gazing we highly recommend coinciding your trip to Jordan with the incredible Perseids Meteor Shower in August. On our special Perseids Meteor Shower tour we spend two nights in the Wadi Rum desert watching this celestial spectacle.