Jordan is a country, located in the Middle East, consisting mainly of desert landscape. Here you will find, among other things, the Wadi Rum valley and the historic city of Petra. The temperatures, especially near the Dead Sea, can reach 50°C, which is a bit too hot for sightseeing. In this article you will find out what is the best time to visit Jordan.
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The Jordanian West Bank has a warm Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The summer period runs from June to September and is actually always dry, sunny and very warm. During this period it is warmer than 30°C throughout Jordan. The winter period, which runs from December to early March, is mild but less dry than the summer period.
Weather table: Petra
Note: Temperatures in Jordan vary by area. The table below applies to the historic city of Petra and may differ from the other cities in the country.
few sunny days
occasional sunny days
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The climate table has been compiled by comparing climate information from various websites. No rights can be derived from this. The table provides information about the average temperature, the amount of rainfall, the number of hours of sunshine and the seawater temperature in the months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
Best time to visit Jordan
The best time to visit Jordan is during spring and fall (from March to May or in October or November). If you travel to this country during one of these periods, you will avoid the hot summers, but also the fresher, wetter winters. Temperatures in the spring and fall are between 20°C and 30°C, which aree perfect temperature for sightseeing.
Are you (only) going to the southern coastal village of Aqaba? Temperatures here are a bit higher throughout the year, so it can be nice even in February and December. The sea temperature is between 21°C and 27°C throughout the year.
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