Is December a good time to visit Jordan?
The best times to visit Jordan are spring (March to May) or fall (September to November). In contrast, Jordan often experiences snow in winter (December to February) and the nights get very cold, especially in the desert regions. Most of the rain falls at this time, in short, sharp showers.
Can you visit Petra in December?
December – January – February (Winter) Most people do not think of Petra as a winter destination, however there are good reasons to visit Petra in the winter months. In December, temperatures are cool, with an average daytime maximum of around 15°C (59°F) and overnight lows hitting a chilly 5°C (41°F).
Does it snow in Jordan in December?
The coldest months of the year are December and January, where temperatures average about 13 degrees Celsius but can drop to around 5 degrees. In areas with an altitude of 1000 meters and above, (such as Amman) there is a chance of snowfall in winter. Petra and Wadi Rum have even been known to receive a skiff of snow.
How is the weather in Jordan in December?
December Weather in Amman Jordan. Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 60°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 46°F or exceeding 69°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 44°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 50°F.
Can you swim in the Dead Sea in December?
The Dead Sea in Winter (December – February): There is little rainfall during winter – just two days a month on average. The water temperature is higher than the air temperature, which makes swimming a very pleasant experience, together with various spa treatments for body and soul.
What is the best time to visit Petra?
Spring and autumn are considered the best time to visit Petra and Wadi Rum but if you don’t mind early starts or wrapping up to gaze at star-filled skies then fortune favours the brave. Pack lots of layers alongside sun cream, shades, floppy hat and hiking boots.
Is Petra worth visiting?
So, yes. Petra is worth visiting. You just need to think and feel deeper. Otherwise, you might just want to stick to going to the movies or a theme park.
What should female tourists wear in Jordan?
To avoid negative attention, female travelers should wear loose clothing which covers the arms, legs, chest and the nape of the neck. Avoid wearing T-shirts, shorts, and leggings as this can be regarded as sexual clothing.
Has anyone ever drowned in the Dead Sea?
Although whoever enters the water immediately floats, you should keep in mind that it is still possible to drown in the Dead Sea. This happens when swimmers get caught in strong winds, flip over and swallowing the salty water. Always make sure to only enter proclaimed beaches, in the presence of a lifeguard.
Is Petra safe in 2020?
Currently, there are no travel warnings against Petra. Neither the US State Department nor the British Foreign Office has issue travel advice against visiting anywhere in the vicinity of Petra. They currently advise against visiting the border with Syria and Iraq.