14 to 34°C
3480 hours
sunshine per day
114 mm
309 days
55 days
1 day

Climate of Jordan

Jordan is a country in the Middle East. It has a unique climate because of where it is located and what it looks like. Jordan has a climate that is arid to semi-arid, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 14°C and 34°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 6°C and 21°C
  • Rain: it rains 55 days and there is a total of approximately 114 mm rainfall
  • Snow: it snows an average of 1 days per year
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3480 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 14°C and 34°C
Warmest month: 34°C in July
Coldest month: 14°C in January
Night temperature: between 6°C and 21°C
Dry days: 309 days
Days with rain: 55 days
Days with snow: 1 days
Total rain sum: 114 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3480 hours

The location and shape of Jordan mostly determine its climate. The country is located in the Middle East, an area known for its hot, dry weather. Jordan is a landlocked country surrounded by deserts, which also contributes to its dry climate. Because of their altitude, the Rif Mountains and the Abarim Mountains, which are located in Jordan, have a more moderate climate. However, the climate of Jordan as a whole is hot and dry.

Summer in Jordan

From May to September, when it is summer in Jordan, the weather is hot and dry. During this period the average temperature is about 30 degrees Celsius, but in the desert parts of the country it can sometimes reach 40 degrees Celsius. Jordan\'s climate is characterized by the fact that it rains very little in the summer, and the dry heat can sometimes be difficult to tolerate.

Winter in Jordan

In Jordan, summers are hot and dry, but winters are cool and wet. From November to March, the average temperature drops to about 10 degrees Celsius, and it rains a lot, especially in the mountainous areas of the country. The rainy season in Jordan is a welcome break from the dry heat of summer, and the cooler weather makes it a better time to visit.

Lente and autumn in Jordan

Spring and autumn are transitional times in Jordan. The weather is mild and weather patterns change. In spring, from March to May, the weather begins to get warmer and plants begin to bloom. The landscape also begins to turn green. Autumn, from September to November, is also a time of change, when the weather becomes cooler and the leaves on the trees take on different colors.

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Jordan.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Jordan.

Climate table of Jordan

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Jordan. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Jordan might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 57 61 67 76 83 89 93 93 88 80 69 60
Night temp. (°F) 43 45 48 54 61 66 69 70 67 63 54 47
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 7 9 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 4 7 6
Days with rain 7 7 8 7 4 - - - 2 6 7 7
Days with snow 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 23 21 23 23 27 30 31 31 28 25 23 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 6 8 11 12 12 12 13 10 10 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3
UV-index 3 3 4 6 6 7 7 7 6 5 4 3

Best time to visit Jordan

The best time to visit Jordan depends on several factors, including personal preferences and travel plans. However, there are a few specific seasons when travel to this beautiful Middle Eastern country is recommended.

First, it should be noted that summers in Jordan can be quite hot, with temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius in some regions. Because of the milder and more comfortable weather, many tourists prefer to visit Jordan in spring or autumn. In general, April, May, September and October are the best months to visit Jordan as they offer a comfortable balance of warm temperatures and low humidity.

When making travel plans, consider the peak period for Jordan. This usually occurs between mid-June and mid-September, when Jordan is popular with tourists from the U.S. and Europe. It\'s best not to go during this period if you want to avoid the crowds and get more individual service from hotel staff and local guides.

On the other hand, you might want to plan your trip around one of Jordan\'s well-known festivals or events if you\'re interested in participating. For example, the Jerash Festival, a popular cultural event, is held every July in the historic city of Jerash. The festival offers a variety of food and souvenir stalls as well as traditional music, dance and other performances.

Climate of Jordan by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Jordan? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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