The best times to visit Wadi Rum for ideal weather are

October 29th to April 15th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Wadi Rum Travel Info

Weather in Wadi Rum

Temperature

Average temperatures in Wadi Rum vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Wadi Rum, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 105.9°F (41.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 82.4°F (28°C) at night.

Wadi Rum Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Wadi Rum Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Wadi Rum Perceived Temperature (F)

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Wadi Rum Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Wadi Rum Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 69.5 60 49.3
Feb 74 64 52.6
Mar 80.6 70.3 58.1
Apr 88.6 77.7 64.3
May 96.1 85.5 71.7
Jun 101.9 91.3 76.7
Jul 104.3 93.9 80.3
Aug 104.3 94.3 81.4
Sep 98.6 89 77.4
Oct 91.6 81.6 70.5
Nov 81.5 71.8 61.2
Dec 72.7 62.9 52.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.8 15.6 9.6
Feb 23.3 17.8 11.4
Mar 27 21.3 14.5
Apr 31.4 25.4 17.9
May 35.6 29.7 22.1
Jun 38.8 32.9 24.8
Jul 40.2 34.4 26.8
Aug 40.2 34.6 27.4
Sep 37 31.7 25.2
Oct 33.1 27.6 21.4
Nov 27.5 22.1 16.2
Dec 22.6 17.2 11.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Wadi Rum are April, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Wadi Rum? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to mid to late November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Wadi Rum is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Wadi Rum.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Wadi Rum (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 1
Feb 2% 0 0.1
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 1% 0 0.1
Nov 1% 4.7 0.2
Dec 0% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 2.5
Feb 2 0 0.3
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 1 0 0.3
Nov 1 11.9 0.5
Dec 0 0 0.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Wadi Rum has some months with regular humidity, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (19.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (37.1%).

Wind in Wadi Rum is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by August and June. September’s average wind speed of around 10.1 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Wadi Rum.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.6 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Feb 6.4 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Apr 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
May 9 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Jun 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Jul 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Aug 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Sep 10.1 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Oct 8.2 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 6.4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Dec 5.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 37.1%
Feb 33.1%
Mar 29%
Apr 22%
May 19.7%
Jun 19.2%
Jul 21.5%
Aug 22.8%
Sep 29.4%
Oct 31.4%
Nov 33%
Dec 34.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Wadi Rum?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Jordan; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 03, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Wadi Rum, Jordan is June, followed by July and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Wadi Rum in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 52.9 in December means 52.9% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Wadi Rum Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 100°F (37.8°C) and 75.7°F (24.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Wadi Rum, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 100.3°F (37.9°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Wadi Rum to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 67.2°F (19.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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