Seasons and Weather
Jordan experiences four seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter. It's largely considered a year-round destination with 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 depending on the terrain and altitude.
Spring in Jordan
This is one of the most popular times to visit in Jordan. Between March and May the season of spring means pleasantly warm temperatures and, in some parts of the country, the blooming of wildflowers. The surprisingly green northern regions are particularly attractive during these months. It's also a great time to visit Aqaba for a beach-break before the summer months bring intense heat.
Summer in Jordan
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.
Autumn in Jordan
This is another great time to visit Jordan. By mid-September the temperatures begin to cool off, making October and early November ideal months for days of outdoor adventure and exploration. Like spring, this is another time of the year that's perfect for trekking.
Winter in Jordan
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 sub zero. Aqaba remains pleasantly warm during the winter with average temperatures of 18⁰C.
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