Climate of Jordan
Climate of Jordan Last updated on Tuesday 20th April 2010
Jordan is part of the eastern Mediterranean weather system and boasts one of the world's most pleasant climates. There are marked seasonal contrasts, however. Summers are dry and warm-to-hot and winters are wet and cool-to-cold, with occasional snow storms. In the highlands there are often strong, cool breezes on summer nights and the low-lying areas enjoy pleasant, moderately cool winters.
January is the coldest month and, although below-freezing temperatures are not unknown, the average winter temperature is above 7.2°C (45°F).
The hottest month is August, when temperatures may reach 48.9°C (120°F) in the Jordan Valley. In Amman, the average summer temperature is a pleasant 25.6°C (78°F).
Rainfall is mostly during the winter months and ranges from 660mm (26in.) in the north-west to less that 127mm (5in.) in the east of the region.
Below are average monthly temperatures for Amman and Aqaba in °C (°F in brackets):
|January||8.1 (46.5)||15.6 (60.0)|
|February||9.0 (48.2)||17.0 (62.6)|
|March||11.8 (53.2)||20.1 (68.2)|
|April||16.0 (60.8)||24.3 (75.7)|
|May||20.7 (69.3)||28.4 (83.1)|
|June||23.7 (74.6)||31.8 (89.2)|
|July||25.1 (77.2)||32.5 (90.0)|
|August||25.6 (78.0)||33.0 (91.4)|
|September||23.5 (74.3)||30.4 (86.7)|
|October||20.6 (69.0)||27.1 (80.7)|
|November||15.3 (59.5)||22.1 (71.7)|
|December||10.0 (50.0)||17.2 (62.9)|