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):

Amman Aqaba
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)
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