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The climate of Jordan
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, or Jordan for short is a country in the Middle East. Jordan mainly consists of a desert like landscape with a fertile strip of land along the banks of the river Jordan. In the south Jordan is connected with the Red Sea via the Gulf of Aqaba. In the west the Dead Sea is situated which is a sea with such an unusually high concentration of salt that you stay afloat. A large part of Jordan consists of a plateau at an altitude between 700-1,200 meters above sea level. Several higher mountains can be found in the southwestern part of Jordan. Mount Jabal Ramm is the highest point in the country at an altitude of 1,754 meters. Along the banks of the Jordan River Jordan has a warm Mediterranean climate (type Csa according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification) with mild and wet winters and warm and dry summers. In the interior the climate changes into a cold desert climate (BWk) via a cold steppe climate (BSk). Large plains in the interior have a warm desert climate (BWh). A strip in the northern part of the country has a warm steppe climate (BSh).


Climate information of places and areas in Jordan
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific information about weather and climate can be found on the climate pages per area or town. As for Jordan the following climate information is available:

Dead Sea, the
Wadi Rum

Hot summers
Summers in Jordan are from June till September and are warm to hot and sunny and dry without any exception. During the day temperatures rise up to 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) or even higher in the entire country. In the southern part the highest average temperatures can be recorded: 37-41 degrees Celsius (98.6-106 degrees Fahrenheit). Even in a city which is situated on the water such as Aqaba daytime temperatures are extremely high during the summer, 34-40 degrees Celsius (93.2-104 degrees Fahrenheit). During the summer a shamal wind may blow in the Gulf region. This is a northwesterly wind that comes from Syria and Jordan toward the Persian Gulf. This wind lasts for about 3-5 days and causes low humidity figures, very high temperatures and often supplies a lot of desert sand. However, after sundown the wind usually abates and temperatures drop.

Mild winters
The winter, which is from December till March is mild and not as dry as the summer. Especially in the northwestern part of Jordan along the Jordan River the number of days with precipitation increases. Monthly precipitation figures also increase. During the wettest months precipitation figures are between 60-80 millimeters with the occasional peak of 100 millimeters or more. In the higher desert plains precipitation figures also increase during the winter. However, it remains fairly dry here. In some regions only a few millimeters of rain falls during the winter. During the coldest months subzero temperatures are not uncommon, especially during the night. During the winter snowfall is not uncommon either. The higher regions get a few snowy days per year.


Climate figures
Throughout Jordan several climate figures and temperatures can be recorded. The figures below are for the capital Amman and cannot be seen as an average for the country. For climate figures for other places and regions in Jordan please, visit the individual climate pages.

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 11 3 6 11 n/a
February 13 3 7 10 n/a
March 16 5 7 8 n/a
April 21 9 9 4 n/a
May 26 12 11 1 n/a
June 29 15 13 0 n/a
July 30 17 13 0 n/a
August 30 17 12 0 n/a
September 29 15 11 0 n/a
October 25 12 9 3 n/a
November 19 8 7 6 n/a
December 13 4 6 9 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The figures below are for the capital Amman. For climate figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant individual climate pages.

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