Hikers in the Wadi Rum desert

Jordan Travel Guide

When to go? Seasons, climate, festivities

  • March to May

    There is a possibility of some light rain in Spring but this should not put you off. This is a great time to visit Jordan, before the scorching temperatures of the summer months take hold. In the higher areas such as Amman and Petra it could still be a little chilly in the evenings but the day time is sunny and warm.
  • June to August

    These are the hot summer months in Jordan and temperatures in the low lying areas (Jordan Valley and Dead Sea) can be as high as 42°C. The mountainous areas with a higher elevation tend to be a more comfortable 30-33°C. There is rarely any rain at this time of year and a hot wind is common.
  • September to November

    In autumn the heat of summer is starting to fade and there is an increased chance of some rain. This time of year, along with the spring, is the most popular time for tourism. By November the temperature in Amman and Petra could be as low as 20°C during the day but still around 27°C in the low laying areas.
  • December to February

    In the winter the coastal and low laying areas will still be warm and dry but the highlands become much cooler with temperatures around 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Petra and the capital city of Amman can even have a few days of snow during the winter months. Rain is common in the north western parts of the country during this time. In mid February the temperature is starting to raise again as the warm spring period begins.

Temperatures and climate

Min/max temp (°C) / Average rainfall (mm)

  • Amman

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    3° / 12°
    4° / 13°
    6° / 16°
    9° / 22°
    13° / 27°
    15° / 30°
    17° / 31°
    18° / 32°
    16° / 30°
    13° / 26°
    9° / 20°
    5° / 14°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    80
    74
    64
    17
    5
    0
    0
    0
    0
    7
    34
    69
  • Petra

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    3° / 15°
    4° / 17°
    7° / 21°
    11° / 26°
    15° / 30°
    17° / 34°
    19° / 35°
    19° / 36°
    17° / 34°
    13° / 29°
    8° / 22°
    4° / 17°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    15
    15
    15
    5
    5
    0
    0
    0
    0
    5
    5
    15
  • Aqaba

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Average temp C° min / max
    10° / 21°
    11° / 23°
    14° / 26°
    18° / 30°
    21° / 35°
    24° / 38°
    25° / 39°
    26° / 39°
    24° / 36°
    21° / 33°
    16° / 28°
    12° / 23°
    Average rainfall (mm)
    5
    6
    5
    4
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    4
    6

Holidays and festivities

  • Azraq Festival

    February
    The city of Azraq is located close to Amman and each February this festival is used to promote the culture and crafts of the town. Expect to see music and dancing in the streets along with plenty of yummy local food.
  • Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival

    February
    This festival is held to promote the culture of the local Bedouin people. Expect to find numerous stalls selling local crafts as well as cultural performances.
  • Jerash Festival

    July
    This festival in the city of Jerash is one of the biggest festivals in Jordan. Expect music, dancing, local crafts, workshops, seminars and much more.