When is the best time to go to Petra

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Petra, Jordan. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Petra weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Petra are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Petra January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 17mm 7.8hrs 11.3hrs

January is a dry month in Petra and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Petra for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Petra and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 2°C (36°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Petra with around 17mm 0.7 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in January »

February

Petra February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
14°C 17mm 8.5hrs 11.9hrs

February in Petra is generally dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Petra for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Petra and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (60°F), whilst at night 3°C (38°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Petra with around 17mm 0.7 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in February »

March

Petra March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
17°C 15mm 9hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in March in Petra is characteristically mild and dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Petra.

March is in the spring in Petra and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Petra with around 15mm 0.6 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in March »

April

Petra April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 7mm 9.8hrs 13.7hrs

Petra's weather in April is typically mild and very dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Petra, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Petra and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Petra with around 7mm 0.3 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in April »

May

Petra May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 3mm 11.4hrs 14.5hrs

May is a very dry month in Petra and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Petra, with some very good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Petra and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (83°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Petra with around 3mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in May »

June

Petra June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 0mm 13.4hrs 11.3hrs

The climate in Petra during June can be summarized as hot and very dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Petra.

June is in the summer in Petra and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Petra with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in June »

July

Petra July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 0mm 13.4hrs 11.9hrs

July in Petra is generally very dry with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Petra.

July is in the summer in Petra and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (92°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Petra with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in July »

August

Petra August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 0mm 12.8hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in August in Petra is characteristically hot and very dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Petra.

August is in the summer in Petra and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 33°C (92°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Petra with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 12.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in August »

September

Petra September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 0mm 11.6hrs 13.7hrs

Petra's weather in September is typically hot and very dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Petra.

September is in the fall / autumn in Petra and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Petra with around 0mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in September »

October

Petra October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
24°C 4mm 10.2hrs 14.5hrs

October is a very dry month in Petra and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Petra, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

October is in the fall / autumn in Petra and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Petra with around 4mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in October »

November

Petra November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 7mm 8.8hrs 11.3hrs

Petra's weather in November is typically mild and very dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Petra.

November is in the fall / autumn in Petra and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Petra with around 7mm 0.3 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in November »

December

Petra December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
14°C 16mm 7.6hrs 11.9hrs

December in Petra is generally dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Petra for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Petra and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (59°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Petra with around 16mm 0.6 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Petra weather in December »

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Petra weather statistics
Hottest month: July 32.7°C 90.9°F
Driest month: July 0mm 0ins
Sunniest month: July 13.4hrs
Coldest month: January 13.1°C 55.6°F
Wettest month: January 17mm 0.7ins
Warmest sea: August 28.4°C 83.1°F
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