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Jordan's location in the Middle East means it experiences soaring temperatures during the summertime, while spring and autumn are pleasantly warm. Due to the slightly elevated position of some of its cities and attractions, winters can be cold in Jordan, with snow not unknown to fall on the ancient city of Petra.

The best time to visit Jordan is between April and October, depending on what you plan to do on your holiday. For desert and cultural exploration, the heat of July and August can make the going tough, while some visitors may find the soaring temperatures perfect for a beach holiday in Aqaba or the Dead Sea region. For a more active visit, it is recommended to take your trip during April-May or September-October when the heat of the midday sun is less powerful.

Festivals in Jordan

While the weather is always an important consideration when planning your trip, you may also like to coincide your holiday with one of Jordan's fascinating cultural or religious festivals. Below are a selection of events to consider:

  • Amman International Theatre Festival — This annual April event features showcases the country's theatrical talent with performances in both Arabic and English and is the ideal way for culture enthusiasts to get a taste of Jordan's take on the arts.
  • Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts — Celebrated in August, at the height of summer, this fabulous festival of the arts is held amid the ruins of the 2,000-year-old city of Jerash and features a fun mix of music, dance, arts and crafts, and poetry.
  • Eid Al-Fitr — Marking the end of Ramadan, this is one of the most festive moments of the year for Jordanian Muslims and a great chance for visitors to sample a selection of the region's best cuisine.

Meterological information

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Average °C 1089111620232425232015
Minimum °C 534691315171816139
Maximum °C 141213162227303132302720
Sunshine (hours) 101011121314141413121111
Rain (cm) 496362431430000728

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