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When is the best time to visit Jordan?

Spring and autumn are the best times to travel to Jordan as the days are warm, with temperatures into the high 20°Cs, but nights are cool. Exploring the sites in this climate is pleasant, it is not too hot for hiking in the nature reserves and both flora and fauna are abundant. The summer months here are very hot, with temperatures reaching up into the 40°Cs. However, if you are not adversely affected by heat it is still worth considering a trip at this time as you will have sites like Petra almost to yourself. In the winter months, Jordan often experiences snow and the nights get cold; especially in the desert regions. Winter is also when the majority of the rain falls, but showers tend to be short and sharp.

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Summer is often stiflingly hot and the winter unpredictable; you can even see snow in the Wadi Rum in March. For me, spring strikes the perfect balance, as the climate is ideal for sightseeing and enjoying some much craved sunshine. This is also the best time to visit the country's nature reserves.

Clair, North Africa & Middle East Specialist

Jordan Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Amman 54°F 3" 55°F 3" 61°F 2" 72°F 1" 81°F 0" 86°F 0" 88°F 0" 90°F 0" 86°F 0" 81°F 0" 68°F 1" 57°F 3"
Aqaba 68°F 0" 72°F 0" 77°F 0" 84°F 0" 93°F 0" 99°F 0" 100°F 0" 100°F 0" 95°F 0" 90°F 0" 79°F 0" 70°F 0"
The Dead Sea 68°F 1" 72°F 1" 79°F 1" 88°F 0" 95°F 0" 100°F 0" 102°F 0" 102°F 0" 99°F 0" 93°F 0" 84°F 1" 72°F 1"
Petra 55°F 1" 59°F 1" 64°F 1" 72°F 0" 81°F 0" 86°F 0" 88°F 0" 88°F 0" 84°F 0" 79°F 0" 68°F 1" 59°F 1"
Wadi Rum 57°F 1" 63°F 0" 68°F 1" 75°F 0" 84°F 0" 90°F 0" 93°F 0" 91°F 0" 90°F 0" 82°F 0" 68°F 0" 59°F 0"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Jordan

The Monastery, Petra

Visiting Jordan in October - November

Autumn isn't always a particularly distinct season in Jordan, although it falls roughly from the end of September through to the end of November. Temperatures have cooled from the heat of summer but are not yet into the depths of the winter chill, and there is often a bit of rain around mid-October which provides sustenance to the ground after a dry few months, creating green landscapes once again. This is a very pleasant time to visit Jordan.

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