Jordan Weather in June: Travel Tips for First-Timers

By Zairah | Updated Dec. 8, 2023

June marks the beginning of summer in Jordan. If you must visit Jordan in summer, we recommend you plan your trip in June, the temperatures in June are still better than July and August as the season shifts from spring to summer. The wildflowers disappear in a pool of hazy sunlight as Jordan welcomes summer. Everything appears burnt, bleached and baked. If you cannot tolerate high temperatures, we suggest you consider visiting Jordan in winter or spring.

Weather of Jordan's Major Cities in June:

Average Temperatures

Jordan City Ave. Min. Temperature Ave. Max. Temperature
Amman 16.6°C (61.9°F) 30.8°C (87.4°F)
Petra 16°C (61°F) 32°C (90°F)
Irbid 17.4°C (63.3°F) 29.9°C (85.8°F)
Aqaba 23.6°C (74.5°F) 38.4°C (101.1°F)
Madaba 19.8°C (67.6°F) 31.9°C (89.4°F)
Jerash 18°C (64°F) 36°C (96°F)
Maan 15.6°C (60.1°F) 32.4°C (90.3°F)
Ajloun 19°C (66°F) 34°C (92°F)
Jordan City Ave. Rainfall Ave. Days
Amman 0mm (0") 0
Petra 0mm (0") 0
Irbid 1mm (0") 0.2
Aqaba 0mm (0") 0
Madaba 2mm (0.08") 0.6
Jerash 1.9 mm (0.08") 0.2
Maan 0mm (0") 0
Ajloun 0mm (0") 0

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Aqaba

What better way to begin your summer than beach? Aqaba's turquoise waters glistening in the pleasant June sun is a sight for sore eyes. Aqaba is known for its artistic sunrises and poetic sunsets, visiting Aqaba at the beginning of summer can be a blessing. You can have all the fun without the strong heat of the following months.

Aqaba offers a wide range of marine activities and water sports. For those who want to have an immersive experience, Aqaba has kaleidoscopic coral reefs that can be delightful to explore in the sunny days of summer as the streaks of sunlight pierce the blue heart of the sea setting everything it touches, aglow.

The early summer weather and the cool breeze of this magical coastal city make June the perfect month to hit its beaches to soak up the sun. Aqaba has both public beaches that are free for all and private beaches that offer several water activities exclusively for their guests.

Ajloun

Ajloun can be a good place to visit Jordan in summer because of its natural landscape that possesses dense green woodlands that can allow you to explore Jordan in the ever-growing summer heat in shade. The town itself is characterized by a mix of modern and traditional architecture, with buildings painted in warm earthy tones that blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings.

The countryside surrounding Ajloun is laden with olive groves. The silver-green foliage of the olive trees provides a refreshing contrast with the natural earthy hues of the hills perfected by the vivid burst of color from wildflowers.

After exploring the Ajloun Nature Reserve and the surrounding hiking trails and their famous viewpoints that provide panoramic views of the lush green countryside you can experience the local culture up close by visiting the local markets where you can enjoy local products and cuisine.

Petra

As mentioned earlier, June in Jordan can be hot and temperatures in Petra can soar during the day. It's advisable to plan your visit in the early morning or late afternoon hours when temperatures are comparatively merciful. Petra which is an otherwise busy city calms down a little during summers so anybody looking for a quieter visit should visit Petra in June.

Starting your day before the sun can be crucial in exploring the city in the best way possible without battling the heat of the sun. Another option for those who seek the mysterious magic of Petra is visiting it at sunset and staying for Petra by Night, an event hosted throughout the year to unleash the magic of light on the rose city.

This enchanting evening event involves walking through Siq to reach the Treasury, the entire path is illuminated by thousands of candles and the earth and the sky come forth to celebrate the dance of dim, gold candlelight as the stars gaze down at the majestic city in awe of its beauty.

Dead Sea

You can also visit the Dead Sea. Even though the sun can get brutally hot in June, thankfully the water temperature stays cooler than the air temperature which provides one with an excellent opportunity to go float in the sea without having to deal with the crowds of the high season, win-win.

However, when visiting the Dead Sea please ensure that you start your day early and avoid the sun when it is at its peak and pack essentials like sunscreen, good headgear and proper swimwear.

Costs and Crowds in June

The enthusiastic crowds of spring disappear and the visitor numbers diminish as summer approaches. The most popular tourist sites, such as Petra and Wadi Rum, can now be enjoyed in relative solitude without the tour-bus hordes.

June is generally considered low-season (with exception) and so the airfares and accommodation charges drop making it an ideal time to visit for budget travelers.

What to Pack in June?

Pack lightweight modest clothing and modest swimwear when visiting in June. A good quality sunscreen, comfortable footwear for hiking and for the beaches because while the temperatures get cooler in water the sand can get baking hot under the scorching heat of the sun. A wide brimmed hat and even an umbrella to provide shelter from the sun can come in handy too.

Make sure to check local weather advisories when visiting any place during extreme weathers, a quick look at the weather forecast can help you navigate through the day while avoiding the merciless sun and minimize the possibility of any mishaps.

While people advise against visiting Middle east in summers, planning your trip right can make it possible and enjoyable. The key is to have alternative plans ready and be prepared for the weather. People with any health conditions that can get triggered by heat should avoid visiting Jordan in summers, budget travelers who can tolerate heat but hate crowds should consider visiting Jordan in June.

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