Amman Weather Guide

Amman is best visited from May to October where conditions are sunny and comfortable most days. The capital of Jordan’s climate is affected by the altitude and is semiarid.

Spring: March to May

Spring is a brief affair in Amman, but the conditions are brisk yet comfortable. It’s the perfect time to see nearby foliage like wildflowers come to life and sparkle on the fields as well as enjoy all of the outdoor activities on offer. At the end of spring some of the country’s best ecotourism projects in the nature reserves open for the year (they close in October).

Temperature: 11 to 20.5 degrees Celcius

Don’t forget: a light coat and walking shoes

Summer: June to August

Summer days are long, hot and dry with some reprieve when temperatures drop after dark. It’s still one of the best times to see Amman and more comfortable than the desert and more humid regions in Jordan. Don’t miss the celebration of the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr.

Temperature: 17 to 32 degrees Celsius

Don’t forget: protection from the sun, comfy walking shoes and a water bottle

Autumn: September to November

Like spring, but sans wildflowers, autumn is a fresh and comfortable time to visit Amman. In particular, September is a great time to explore the city and enjoy the historical sites without being too hot or too cold. At the start of the season enjoy a magical night at the Amman Citadel Festival featuring musical and performance acts in a once-in-a-lifetime setting.

Temperature: 9 to 30 degrees Celsius

Don’t forget: a light jacket

Winter: December to February

December and January are the coldest months in Amman when snow and fog is not uncommon and the average temperature is around 10 degrees Celsius. There is still some rain, but not as much as other months. The Islamic New Year (Muharram), which falls on different days each year depending on the cycles of the moon, sees Amman come to life with celebrations to mark the occasion. 

Temperature: 4 to 14 degrees Celsius

Don't forget: winter and waterproof must-haves.