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.
Wadi Rum Travel Guide
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Weather in Wadi Rum
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)
Wadi Rum Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Wadi Rum Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Wadi Rum (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.