Jordan’s weather are as varied as the country’s terrain. The country’s climate is largely determined by altitude which makes for a range of climes across the land. The low areas tend to have the hottest summers while the high lying areas have particularly cold winters.

Summer spans from May to August and is the harshest in July. Temperatures climb to highs of 96°F and the humidity can be unbearable, especially in the low-lying areas like the Jordan Valley. The desert regions are also extremely hot but not as humid which makes for surprisingly more comfortable conditions. Tourists visiting during this period should make sure to wear sunscreen and keep well hydrated as the risk of sun stroke and dehydration is at its highest.

Winter runs from November to February and in many of the higher areas can be rather cold. Amman and some of the deserts have been known to receive snowfall and reach freezing temperatures. The low lying areas experience more temperate winters where the thermometer tends not to dip below 60°F.

Best Time to Visit Jordan

The best time to Visit Jordan largely depends to which parts of the country you want to see. The most pleasant weather countrywide can be experienced in the springtime, between March and May and again in fall, between September and November.

There are a few other considerations to take into account, besides the climate. The holy month, Ramadan, places significant restrictions on foreigners with no one allowed to smoke or drink publically during the day. Transportation options and accommodation are usually quite limited during the celebration after the holy month, Eid al-Fitr, so it would be best to book well in advance if you have a trip planned that coincides with this festival.