December - February
The winter`s in Jordan bring cold weather along with heavy rains and wind through the valleys. The average daily high temperatures in January which is the coldest month are 41 – 50 F and temperatures plummet in the evening time. Snowfall can be seen in certain areas such as Amman. Sub-zero temperatures are common in the Eastern desert with extremely cold nights during the winter. Petra experiences a long winter with lows of 17 F and plenty of snowfall. Areas like Aqaba and the Dead Sea can offer sunshine and warmth at this time of year with average year-round temperatures around 75 F. January will bring the most rain of the year with 75% of the country`s rainfall occurring during this month.
Events and Festivals
- Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival – (February) – A celebration of the Bedouin people and their culture showcased by local arts and crafts.