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The climate of the Dead Sea (Jordan)
The Dead Sea forms the natural boundary between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. The Dead Sea is the lowest lake in the world. Because of the high concentration of minerals it is also the most salty lake in the world. The percentage of salt in the lake is just above 33%, this means a human being will stay afloat. Because of the high concentration of minerals in the water several health resorts can be found along the banks of the Dead Sea, all of them specialized in skin conditions. Over the past few years the sea level has decreased because the countries surrounding the Dead Sea need an increasing amount of water which is extracted from the rivers that flow into the Dead Sea. There is no animal or plant life in the Dead Sea. However, several bacteria and micro organisms live in these waters. The Dead Sea is situated in a mountainous area with the Moab mountain range in the east and the Judea mountain range in the west. The Dead Sea also borders Wadi Araba. The Dead Sea is one of the largest potassium sources in the world.

The Dead Sea has a warm desert climate characterized by hot summers, cold winters and low precipitation figures all year round. Summers are warm, on average there are 200 days per year with temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius or above. The highest temperature on record is 47 degrees Celsius. Winters are cold. However, really low temperatures are uncommon. Subzero temperatures have never been recorded in this region. This is also because of the tempering influence of the Dead Sea. Annual precipitation figures are only 40 millimeters on average. Longer periods with precipitation are uncommon.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for the Dead Sea.

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 20 13 6 3 23
February 22 14 7 3 22
March 25 17 8 3 23
April 30 21 9 1 25
May 34 25 11 2 28
June 37 28 13 0 31
July 40 30 13 0 33
August 39 30 12 0 34
September 37 28 11 0 33
October 32 25 9 0 30
November 27 20 8 1 26
December 22 14 6 2 23
= 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:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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