Planning a trip to Jordan in April? April is somewhere between winter and spring in the northern hemisphere, and it’s a great time to visit Jordan – especially if you love the sun but don’t love hot weather.
April is one of the most popular months to visit Jordan, because of the pleasant weather; gone are the coldest nights in Wadi Rum, but the hottest days of the year haven’t yet arrived either. My trip in 2022 ended in early April, and it was absolutely perfect weather: sunny, warm days and pleasantly cool nights.
Below you’ll find the basics of what Jordan weather in April is like and how to prepare for it. I’ve also included travel tips and a special event happening in Jordan during April this year, to help you make the most of your time in the country.
Average Temperatures in Jordan in April
April is one of the best months to visit Jordan – and the weather has a lot to do with that. Think sunny days, blooming flowers, breezy mornings… you get the picture, right?
The northern portion of the country sees cooler temperatures. In Amman, the capital, daily temperatures range from 52ºF to 72ºF. If you go further south, things get a bit warmer. Petra has an average temperature of 76°F, while the Aqaba averages 84°F.
It’s easy to understand why people love visiting Jordan in April, with weather like that!
Average Weather in Jordan in April
As you can tell from the temperature, Jordan weather in April is generally quite pleasant. Most days are sunny (about 75-80% of the month), so you can plan ahead for that (think sunscreen and a hat, in addition to other essentials on my Jordan packing list).
On the opposing side, it’s unlikely to rain (and certainly won’t snow), but a quick check of the forecast just before you depart on your trip will show you whether you need to adjust your plans at all – it’s unlikely though, as it usually rains no more than 1-2 days per month in April in Jordan.
Travel Tips for Jordan in April
As April is one of the most popular months to visit Jordan, the first advice I have for visiting happens before you set out: book flights and accommodation well ahead of time. Traveling to Jordan in April is synonymous with steep prices as this month is in the middle of the high season. Consequently, prices in the tourism industry skyrocket and it isn’t easy to find good deals. The sooner you book, the more money you’ll save.
Once you’re on the ground, don’t forget to include northern Jordan in your itinerary. Most travelers confine their Jordan trip to the southern region, where you’ll find bucket-list destinations like Petra and Wadi Rum. But spring is particularly beautiful in the north: the valleys are in full bloom, creating a kaleidoscopic landscape of golden mountains entwined with lush grassland and rolling hills washed in yellow wildflowers.
Finally, in 2023, the holy month of Ramadan falls primarily in April in Jordan. Ramadan starts on Thursday, March 23, and ends on Saturday, April 22. This means that, if you visit the country in April, a good portion of your trip will unfold during the holy month. Jordanians don’t expect foreigners to comply with Ramadan, however their religious practices may interfere with your tours, because… well, the industry is run by Jordaninans who do observe these practices. You can read more about Ramadan and what it’s like to travel to Jordan during the holy month in this guide.
April Events in Jordan
As April 2023 is primarily the holy month of Ramadan, there aren’t as many special events as you might find during other months of the year.
☪️ Ramadan. The main event worth being aware of in Jordan in March is Ramadan, which begins in March and continues through April 22, 2023. While most tourist experiences won’t be affected (or affected much) by locals fasting as part of their Ramadan observation (even those working in the tourism industry), it’s important to be aware that it’s happening so you can understand any disruptions you do encounter. For us travelers, it’s a unique opportunity to dive deep into Jordanian culture and get closer to the people. Especially if you adapt your behavior a little bit to observe their religious practices, it could be one of the most enriching experiences.
There you have it – a quick guide to visiting Jordan in April and the weather you might encounter. Have any other questions about Jordan weather in April or tips for visiting? Let me know in the comments below!