Average Weather at Ma'An Jordan
At Ma'An, the summers are long, hot, arid, and clear and the winters are cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 93°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 99°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Ma'An for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 26 to September 30, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is August 9, with an average high of 93°F and low of 67°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is January 21, with an average low of 36°F and high of 55°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
Clarkdale, Arizona, United States (7,494 miles away); Cordova, Alabama, United States (6,670 miles); and North Hartsville, South Carolina, United States (6,333 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ma'An (view comparison).
At Ma'An, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Ma'An begins around May 23 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 22. On September 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 22 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 23. On December 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
Ma'An does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from -0% to 9%, with an average value of 3%.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 8% on February 2.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ma'An experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Ma'An. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The least rain falls around June 29, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day at Ma'An varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 12 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:30 AM on March 29, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 15 minutes later at 6:45 AM on October 25. The earliest sunset is at 4:36 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 6 minutes later at 7:42 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Ma'An during 2018, starting in the spring on March 30, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 26.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level at Ma'An, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Ma'An experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from December 30 to August 18, with average wind speeds of more than 8.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.4 months, from August 18 to December 30. The calmest day of the year is October 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Ma'An varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 5.8 months, from May 13 to November 7, with a peak percentage of 67% on September 4. The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 weeks, from November 7 to November 24, with a peak percentage of 32% on November 17. The wind is most often from the west for 5.6 months, from November 24 to May 13, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Ma'An throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Ma'An for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late June and from early September to late October, with a peak score in the first week of October.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ma'An for hot-weather activities is from early June to late September, with a peak score in the second week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season at Ma'An typically lasts for 10 months (307 days), from around February 17 to around December 20, rarely starting after March 26, or ending before November 21.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Ma'An should appear around February 15, only rarely appearing before January 30 or after March 8.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 6 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 8.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 7 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ma'An are 30.167 deg latitude, 35.783 deg longitude, and 3,451 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ma'An contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 259 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,447 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,237 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,266 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ma'An is covered by bare soil (100%), within 10 miles by bare soil (99%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (97%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Ma'An, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Ma'An has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .