For such a small country, weather in Jordan can change very rapidly and largely depends on the time of the year and the altitude of the area where visitors plan to explore. Still, most travelers agree that the best time to venture to this Middle Eastern nation is during the spring and fall months when temperatures are not too hot.

Although the summer months are typical for many vacations, this season can be extremely hot and humid in most parts of Jordan. During July and August, temperatures can easily skyrocket to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The spots that typically have the hottest, most humid days in the country during this time are the lower lands, such as the Jordan Valley and the Gulf of Aqaba. In some parts of the country, such as Wadi Rum, visitors can escape the brutal humidity, but not the extreme heat. Still, since there are many exciting summer activities in Jordan, such as the Jerash Festival, some tourists put on a hat and sunscreen and manage to defeat the heat.

On the other hand, Jordan’s winters, which fall between November and February, can be really cold and snow is not uncommon in certain areas. Even the deserts of the county can reach freezing temperatures at night. The higher central and northern areas tend to be the coldest parts of the country during the winter, so visitors should be sure to pack warm clothing if they plan to venture to this area. The exceptions to Jordan’s cold winters are Aqaba, Petera, and Petra, all of which have average daytime temperatures of about 68 degrees Fahrenheit during this season. This makes them year-round vacation spots for guests from across the globe.

Many visitors find that the spring and fall months in Jordan are the perfect medium between sweltering summers and freezing winters. During the months of April, May, September and October, temperatures hover around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although March can sometimes be a little bit rainy, the nearby month of April is beautiful time to go to Jordan. During this month, temperatures are mild and wildflowers are in bloom, creating picture-perfect scenes across the nation. Travelers who arrive in Jordan during the spring and fall months should bring light weight clothing as well as a bathing suit since a quick dip in the Red Sea is a must when traveling to this beautiful nation.