Best Time to Go
Jordan’s climate varies dramatically. The best time to visit is April with moderate temperatures and when wildflowers are in bloom. March, May, September, October and November are also best to dodge the summer’s baking sun and winter’s freezing winds. Although winter can be bitterly cold in most of the country, the Red Sea area and Aqaba are very pleasant. Jordan Valley can reach 40ºC/104°F, while Amman and Petra occasionally get snow in winter. The plateau area is usually warm and dry, between the low 20ºC/70°F and high 30°C/90°F. The desert suffers extremes of temperature: blazing dry heat interspersed with freezing winds from central Asia. Aqaba boasts winter temperatures in mid-20ºC/70°F. The UAE and Oman have much the same climate. There are no major distinctions are seen between seasons, however, other than it is a little less hot during winters. A desert country, UAE remains hot throughout the year. Spring lasts from April to May, is pleasant, but not much is green in the desert. Summer is from June to August, and very hot and humid. The temperatures during this time reach nearly 50°C/122°F, with the average temperature remaining at a steady 42°C/107°F. A little rainfall adds to the humidity level. Winter lasts from November to March with temperatures staying within 26°C/78.8°F to 28°C/82.4°F. Sightseeing is not a problem during this time, and spending a day at the beach is possible. Autumn is in September and October.
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