Jordan Weather Guide

Jordan offers near year-round sunshine with the most comfortable conditions for travelers in autumn and spring.

Spring: March to May

Spring is a great time to see Jordan. Rain is most common in spring, but on the upside foliage like wildflowers come to life and sparkle on the fields. See the flowers in full bloom in April. 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).

Summer: June to August

Summer days are long and often uncomfortable, with some reprieve when temperatures drop after dark. The low lying areas of the Jordan Valley and Aqaba Golf feel the brunt of the heat and humidity during this season whereas places like Wadi Rum get more of a dry heat. Ramadan (mid-June to mid-July) means you are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke in public. Celebrate the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, or take part in the country’s largest cultural festival in Jerash in July.

Autumn: September to November

Like spring, but sans wildflowers, autumn is a fresh and comfortable time to visit most of Jordan. It’s a great time to visit the cities, desert and natural pleasantries across the country. In October, the Jordan Rally transforms sand dunes into an international motorcar race track.

Winter: December to February

The dessert is chilly in winter. Places like Amman even get snow. Everywhere else is relatively nice, especially in areas near the Dead and Red seas like the resort town of Aqaba. The Islamic New Year (Muharram), which falls on different days each year depending on the cycles of the moon, sees towns come to life with celebrations to mark the occasion.