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Climate and weather of Jordan



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Climate

 
Jordan has an arid climate with a warm season and a mild season.

Temperatures range between 14° in January and 34° (sometimes more) in July. Rainfall is higher in the mountains located in the west (350 mm per year) than in the desert located in the center (50 mm per year).

Hot season (May to October)
Temperatures exceed 30° (except in May and October in the northwest) during the daytime but the nights are cool. Rainfall is nonexistent. Humidity is low and sunshine is very high (twelve to thirteen hours a day). Dry winds cause a sharp rise in temperatures when they blow.

Mild season (November to April)
Temperatures progressively drop until January (12° in the north, 18° in the south) and then rise steadily (22° in the north, 29° in the south in April). Rainfall is moderate in the northwest and low in the rest of the country. Sunshine ranges from six to seven hours a day. Snow sometimes falls in the mountains.

 When to go to Jordan (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Jordan is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Amman (Capital of Jordan)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
12°
14°
17°
22°
26°
30°
min
12°
16°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
32°
30°
26°
20°
14°
min
18°
18°
16°
13°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
60
50
50
20
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
10
20
50

Aqaba

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
19°
20°
24°
30°
34°
37°
min
13°
16°
20°
23°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
38°
37°
35°
32°
26°
21°
min
28°
28°
26°
22°
17°
12°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
1
2
2
...
1
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
...
...
...
1
1
2

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Jordan are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Jordan weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Jordan, a country located in the Middle East, is bordered by Israel to the west, by Syria to the north, by Iraq to the northeast, by Saudi Arabia to the east and by the Red Sea to the southwest.

Capital: Amman
Area: 89 000 kmē
Population: 8 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Arabic
Currency: Jordanian dinar

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