Weather

Jordan boasts almost year-round sunshine with temperate, comfortable weather. Spring and autumn are fresh and crisp with rain being more common in the spring. This is a wonderful time to visit as the wildflowers – in their myriad of colors - are in full bloom. The long summer days are sunny with cool evenings-perfect for roof top sunsets and outdoor activities.
Wintertime can be cold in the desert, but is pleasantly moderate in most of the country. It would be a good time for a trip to Aqaba, a coastal city in the South of Jordan.

However, the weather can be quite varied depending on the time of year and your location within the country. An example of this diversity in climate can be witnessed during the winter in Amman where - due to differences in elevation (from 750 – 1300 m) one can experience snow on the western side of the city while rain falls in the center of town.

In general, Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with average temperatures around 23°C (73°F). July and August are hot and dry – sometimes extremely hot, but summer days are usually tempered by cool breezes and extremely low humidity. April, May and September and October are especially nice times to visit as temperatures are mild and even somewhat cool in the evenings (it can also rain occasionally so come prepared with an umbrella). Winter usually runs from December to the end of March; during this time temperatures can get quite cool if not downright cold. Aqaba and the Jordan Valley are ideal winter resorts, with temperatures averaging 16-22°C (61-72°F) between November and April.