The climate in Jordan

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of 7 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 930m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: Subtropics of the northern hemisphere

In 8 months the average temperatures are over 25 degrees. Pleasant water temperatures of up to 26 degrees even invite you to take a bath in the warm season. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Ma’an. The coldest is Irbid. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is in July. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Jordan
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Jordan
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Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Jordan
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Jordan
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Jordan
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Jordan
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Temperature records of the last 62 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1960 to January 2022 was reported by the Ghor Safi weather station. In July 2018 the record temperature of 49.3 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 5 weather stations in Jordan below 930 metres altitude, was recorded in 2010 with an average temperature of 31.0 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.8 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 38.5 °C.

The coldest day in these 62 years was reported by the weather station Mafraq. Here the temperature dropped to -7.6 °C in January 2008. Mafraq lies at an altitude of 683 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1992 with an average temperature of 6.7 °C. In Jordan, it is usual to have about 4.9 degrees more at 11.6 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in January 1974. With 7.6 mm per day, the Amman Airport weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 62 years.

Data basis and methodology

The data of the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average. There are 5 stations in Jordan itself.In 2 cases, neighboring but nearby weather stations were also used to obtain more accurate values.
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