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Jordan Weather in February: A Quick Guide

Planning a trip to Jordan in February? While it’s winter in the northern hemisphere, it’s a good time to visit Jordan – especially if you don’t love hot weather. While not as cold as January, February is among the coldest months to visit Jordan.

Below you’ll find the basics of what the Jordan weather in February is like and how to prepare for it. I’ve also included travel tips and a few special events that happen in Jordan during February, to help you make the most of your time in the country.

While not as far south as you might expect, Jordan is located at 30°N, similar to places like Northern Mexico, Egypt, and Morocco – all great winter destinations for us from climates further north! Sold on planning a Jordan trip as your winter trip? Here’s what you need to know.

Average Temperatures in Jordan in February

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To talk about the February temperatures in Jordan first, you have to leave all your preconceptions at the door. Many people think that, because Jordan is in the Middle East, the country is blazed by hot temperatures year-round. This is far from the truth.

February is winter in Jordan. While it’s not the coldest month, temperatures are quite chilly. The average high temperature in February in Jordan is 56.7°F (13.7°C) and the average low temperature is 39.6°F (4.2°C ). 

Temperatures will increase toward the end of February when the first signs of spring appear. Days are longer, temperatures are warmer, and buds are arising. Notice that temperatures vary depending on the region, with north and mountain areas experiencing colder temperatures than the south. 

Average Jordan Weather in February

The weather in Jordan in February is comfortable despite the cool temperatures. Only 23%  of the month is overcast. However, be prepared to use your umbrella a lot. Along with January, February is one of the rainiest months in Jordan, with a rainfall of about 1.5 inches in total. 

Does It Ever Snow in Jordan?

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Having debunked the myth of Jordan as a country that’s hot year-round, you might wonder if it does snow in Jordan, too. The short answer is no, but it could happen. It rarely snows in Jordan, and it’s mainly in areas with an altitude of over 3,300 ft (1,000 m) that snows in the winter months. 

What does this mean? That, in the unlikely event that it does snow when you’re planning to visit Jordan, you might be one of the few to experience the red mountains of Wadi Rum or the iconic stone carvings of Petra sprinkled with snow. It does snow in the capital city of Amman sometimes too – like in January 2022 when the city was completely frozen by snow (pun intended!).

Travel Tips for Jordan in February

Since February remains chilly, you’ll encounter far fewer crowds – that means it’s a great time to visit if you want photos at iconic sites like Petra and the Dead Sea without the blurry shadows of fellow travelers in the background. 

February is a rainy month, so you might want to skip destinations in northern Jordan, though it’s always worth planning a trip to Jerash if the forecast is good.

Southern Jordan – especially Aqaba – is a great destination to visit in Jordan during February. Its balmy weather, and temperatures averaging 71.6°F (22°C), are the perfect combo to spend the day lazing on a beach.

As it is colder, I recommend adjusting what you pack for Jordan to add a few more cool/cold-weather pieces. I’ve lately become addicted to Unbound Merino, and it’s a great option for Jordan any season. In short, merino wool is wrinkle- and odor-resistant, antibacterial, and moisture-wicking – all good qualities for a material in a climate where temperatures range a lot from north to south and day to night.

February Events in Jordan

Despite the cold weather, February’s cultural agenda is pretty busy. Here are three special events that take place in February in Jordan. 

🏺 Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival. This festival hosted in the port city of Aqaba celebrates the culture and traditions of Bedouin people. There’ll be handmade crafts for sale, market stalls with sumptuous local food, and folk music groups. The festival takes place from February 2 through February 28.

🪔 Azraq Festival. The gateway to the Eastern Desert, the Azraq Festival is a small celebration in the northern town of Azraq. Here you can learn more about the local customs as well as the art and crafts produced by the community. 

🎶 Amman Music Talks. This music event is a Nordic-Jordanian collaboration that intends to expand the music horizons. While there’s not much information out there, it’s supposed to take place from February 6 to February 8. 

Have any other questions about the weather in Jordan in February, or visiting during this month? Let me know in the comments!

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