Planning a trip to Jordan in June? Some like it hot! As it’s the heart of the hot summer in the northern hemisphere, July is a less popular time to visit Jordan – but there are some benefits to visiting during this month if it’s when you have the time.
July is the hottest month to visit Jordan, but don’t let that stop you; it’s still a nice time to visit if you’re willing to pack the right layers, stay hydrated, and start your days early to visit the top sights before the sun and heat take hold each day.
Below you’ll find the basics of what Jordan weather in July is like and how to prepare for it. I’ve also included travel tips and a few special events that happen in Jordan during July, to help you make the most of your time in the country.
Average Temperatures in Jordan in July
July in Jordan isn’t for the faint of heart: this is the hottest month in Jordan.
Average temperatures are between 73°F (23°C) and 93°F (34°C) though it can vary depending on where you’re visiting. Amman temperatures fluctuate between 69ºF (21°C) to 91ºF (33°C); still quite comfortable. Things get a bit warmer in the south. Petra’s temperatures range between 66ºF (19°C) to 95ºF (35°C) and Aqaba’s temperatures fluctuate from 80ºF (27°C) to 105ºF (41°C).
Average Weather in Jordan in July
As you can deduce from the temperatures, Jordan weather in July is extremely hot. There’s no other way to say it: you’re gonna roast if you visit in July, and you need to be prepared!
One additional weather consideration for visiting Jordan in July is to keep an eye on is the Khamsin, a dry, hot desert wind from the Arabian Peninsula that can cause severe sandstorms. While the hot temperatures aren’t going anywhere, Jordan’s weather is very dry, making it perhaps somewhat easier to bear.
Travel Tips for Jordan in July
Here are some additional tips to help you enjoy (or perhaps endure) your July trip to Jordan:
- Jordan in July is the low season. This means you can appreciate most touristy places without being overwhelmed by a sea of fellow travelers. That’s one bonus of visiting in the hot summer season!
- July is a budget-friendly month. Since it’s the low season, prices descend a lot. You can find great deals and save extra bucks on flight tickets, hotels, and even food.
- Start your day early. No one likes waking up at 6 am, but this is the best way to avoid the hottest temperatures and explore Jordan’s attractions comfortably. I actually recommend this all year long – in the cooler months, it’s to avoid the crows; in the summer months, it’s to avoid the sun.
- Pack clothes to face the hot weather. Having the right clothes will ensure you enjoy your trip and the weather doesn’t take a toll on you; you want to bring very breathable layers that are culturally appropriate but don’t cling and prevent your skin from sweating.
- Don’t forget your sunscreen! A hat, sunglasses, and keffiyeh are also essential to keep yourself protected from the sun.
July Events in Jordan
In addition to all of the bucket list-worthy destinations you’ll want to visit in Jordan, there are a few special events that happen in Jordan in July.
🎨 Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts: July hosts the most important event in Jordan, the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts. This festival was founded by Queen Noor and is a colorful celebration of Jordanian arts, dance, food, literature, and music. The setting couldn’t be more idyllic. In Jerash, a city of stunning Roman ruins like Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus.
☪️ Eid al-Adha (Jun 29-Jul 3): Jordan celebrates the Festival of Sacrifice in July, a holiday that commemorates Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice everything for God. Muslims celebrate this day by sacrificing a cow or ram and eating it. Donating money, food, or clothes to the homeless or poor is another key tradition of Eid al Adha.
Have any other questions about how to visit Jordan in July or the weather during this season? Let me know in the comments below.