The climate of Aqaba (Jordan)
Aqaba is located in the southwestern part of Jordan on the Gulf of
Aqaba which is also known as the Gulf of Eilat. Its coastline is
divided between four countries and many popular seaside resorts can be
found along its coast. However, Aqaba is the only seaside of
importance in Jordan. Aqaba is popular among tourists who come here to
go diving and snorkeling. The temperature of the water is suitable for
swimming all year round. One of the main reasons why Aqaba is as
popular as it is, is because no taxes or excise duties have to be
paid. Economically, the city is very important in Jordan because it is
the only seaport in the country. Aqaba has a warm desert climate with
hot summers and cool winters. Summers are hot with average daytime
temperatures just below 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
However, peaks in temperatures of nearly 50 degrees Celsius (122
degrees Fahrenheit) are not uncommon. Winters are cool and nights may
be cold. During the coldest nights of the year subzero temperatures
are not uncommon. On average Aqaba gets less than 40 millimeters of
annual precipitation. Most precipitation falls during early spring.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Aqaba.
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 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 figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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