Jordan boasts almost year-round sunshine with temperate, comfortable weather. Spring
and autumn are fresh and crisp with rain being more common in the spring. This is
a wonderful time to visit as the wildflowers in their myriad of colors - are in
full bloom. The long summer days are sunny with cool evenings-perfect for roof top
sunsets and outdoor activities.
Wintertime can be cold in the desert, but is pleasantly moderate in most of the
country. This is an especially good time for a trip to Aqaba, a coastal city in
the South of Jordan.
However, the weather can be quite varied depending on the time of year and your
location within the country. An example of this diversity in climate can be witnessed
during the winter in Amman where - due to differences in elevation (from 750 –
1300 m) – one can experience snow on the western side of the city while rain
falls in the center of town.
In general, Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with average temperatures
around 23’C (73’F). July and August are hot and dry – sometimes
extremely so, but summer days are usually tempered by cool breezes and extremely
low humidity. April, May and September and October are especially nice times to
visit as temperatures are mild and even somewhat cool in the evenings (it can also
rain occasionally so come prepared with an umbrella). Winter usually runs from December
to the end of March; during this time temperatures can get quite cool if not downright
cold. Aqaba and the Jordan Valley are ideal winter resorts, with temperatures averaging
16-22’C (61-72’F) between November and April.
Medical tourists should take the following precautions, particularly during the
Drink Lots of Water
If you visit Jordan in summer then you will need to drink more water than you are
used to at home – even if you don´t feel thirsty. The low humidity will
temper the heat, however, you will still get dehydrated rapidly if you don´t
drink liquids frequently. Dehydration is a serious concern for anyone, but it is
especially dangerous for someone who has had a recent surgery as it will hinder
the healing process.
Use Saline nasal Spray
Summers are not only hot, but they are extremely dry. If you are traveling between
June and September make sure to pack some saline nasal spray to keep your airways
moist. Not only will you feel more comfortable, but you will protect your nasal
passages from potential nose bleeds.
Marveling at an ancient amphitheater or Roman aqueduct is apt to make you forget
about the time or the sun’s strong rays. Protect yourself from the sun by
using sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. This is particularly important for patients
who have undergone plastic surgery as the sun can hinder healing and promote unattractive
To keep yourself protected:
- Avoid exposure between 10 am and 4 pm
- Use a sunscreen with a SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or greater
- (higher if you are fair skinned)
- Use a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation
- Use sunglasses that offer UVA protection
- Wear a hat
Whether hot or cold, Jordan’s dry windy conditions can dehydrate your skin.
Put on a good moisturizing cream in the morning and before you go to bed to keep
your skin nicely hydrated.
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