Planning a trip to Jordan in June? As it’s the heart of the hot summer in the northern hemisphere, it’s a less popular time to visit Jordan – unless you love scorching weather and are up for enduring it.
June is one of the warmest months 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 June is like and how to prepare for it. I’ve also included travel tips and a few special events that happen in Jordan during June, to help you make the most of your time in the country.
Average Temperatures in Jordan in June
In June in Jordan, summer is just around the corner. Consequently, temperatures are on the warm side. You’ll still notice that the northern region is always cooler than the south. In Amman, temperatures fluctuate between 64ºF (18°C) and 88ºF (31°C). If you travel south, Petra has an average temperature of 61ºF (16°C) to 83ºF (28°C). As for Aqaba, the summer has already arrived, with temperatures averaging 73ºF (23°C) to 100ºF (38°C).
Average Weather in Jordan in June
If we take a look at the temperatures, it’s not hard to infer that the Jordan weather in June is warm. Same as May, June is a virtually rainless month, though there are chances of sandstorms. The good news is that the weather is lovely at night when temperatures drop – especially in the deserts like Wadi Rum; you’ll still want a light layer to put on once the sun goes down.
Travel Tips for Jordan in June
Despite the hot, sunny weather June in Jordan is low season – in fact, because of that hot sunny weather. (Let’s be real, visiting the Middle East in the summer is not for the faint of heart, literally!)
If you’re on a budget, June is a great time to plan your trip. Jordan flights and hotel prices drop down, and you can find great deals. While the high temperatures scare off most travelers, it isn’t that unbearable, especially if you’re used to hot summers.
Once you’re on the ground, start your day early. Get to the places you want to visit (especially Petra) as soon as they open. You’ll take advantage of the cool morning hours, and it will help you bear the hot temperatures the rest of the day, or feel like you’ve seen what you want to see and can retire back indoors out of the heat and sun.
Also, don’t forget to pack appropriately. My Jordan packing list includes recommendations, particularly about breathable layers and sun protection. Ensure you stay hydrated too, by bringing a reusable water bottle you can refill.
Finally, plan a stop in Aqaba! The waters of the Red Sea are delightful at this time of the year, and spending time in/under the water is a fantastic way to pass hot days. And there’s nothing like lazing out on the beach to fight back those blazing temperatures.
June Events in Jordan
There aren’t as many events in June in Jordan as during other months, but there is one important one in 2023 that’s worth keeping in mind if you’re visiting:
👑 Anniversary of King Abdullah’s Coronation (June 9): His Majesty King Abdullah’s coronation is a huge deal in Jordan – even 24 years on. There are a lot of celebrations held across the country, so do some specific research based on where you’ll be on this date.
Have any other questions about Jordan weather in June or other important considerations when planning a trip this month? Let me know in the comments below.