Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Amman Civil Airport Jordan
At Amman Civil Airport, the summers are long, hot, arid, and clear and the winters are cold and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 90°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 96°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Amman Civil Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late September.
Climate at Amman Civil Airport
Average Temperature at Amman Civil Airport
The hot season lasts for 4.4 months, from May 24 to October 5, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 90°F and low of 70°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 3 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 60°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 40°F and high of 53°F.
Average High and Low Temperature at Amman Civil Airport
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 at Amman Civil Airport
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Opelika, Alabama, United States (6,567 miles away) and Havelock, North Carolina, United States (6,098 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Amman Civil Airport (view comparison).
At Amman Civil Airport, 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 Amman Civil Airport begins around May 24 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 14. On June 28, 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 14 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 24. On December 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories at Amman Civil Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Amman Civil Airport varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from November 24 to March 24, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on February 6.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from March 24 to November 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 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 22% on February 2.
Daily Chance of Precipitation at Amman Civil Airport
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. Amman Civil Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from November 3 to April 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 1, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 6 to November 3. The least rain falls around July 7, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall at Amman Civil Airport
The length of the day at Amman Civil Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 3 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Amman Civil Airport
The earliest sunrise is at 5:29 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 20 minutes later at 6:49 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 4:31 PM on December 3, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 15 minutes later at 7:46 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Amman Civil Airport during 2021, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Amman Civil Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Amman Civil Airport
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The perceived humidity level at Amman Civil Airport, 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 4% of 4% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels at Amman Civil Airport
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Amman Civil Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from May 18 to September 4, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.4 months, from September 4 to May 18. The calmest day of the year is October 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed at Amman Civil Airport
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Amman Civil Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 10 months, from January 4 to November 9, with a peak percentage of 82% on July 10. The wind is most often from the east for 1.8 months, from November 9 to January 4, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Wind Direction at Amman Civil Airport
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Amman Civil Airport 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 Amman Civil Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to mid July and from late August to late October, with a peak score in the last week of September.
Tourism Score at Amman Civil Airport
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 Amman Civil Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to late September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Beach/Pool Score at Amman Civil Airport
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.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season at Amman Civil Airport typically lasts for 12 months (356 days), from around January 20 to around January 11, rarely starting after March 1, or ending before December 13.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Amman Civil Airport
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Amman Civil Airport should appear around February 22, only rarely appearing before February 8 or after March 18.
Growing Degree Days at Amman Civil Airport
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
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 5 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 8.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 5 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.1 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Amman Civil Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Amman Civil Airport are 31.973 deg latitude, 35.992 deg longitude, and 2,530 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Amman Civil Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 827 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,569 feet. Within 10 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,939 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,482 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Amman Civil Airport is covered by bare soil (71%) and sparse vegetation (28%), within 10 miles by bare soil (45%) and sparse vegetation (35%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (59%) and cropland (14%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Amman Civil Airport, 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
Amman Civil Airport 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.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Queen Alia International Airport, King Hussein Air Base, Irbid, Jerusalem, Jerusalem Airport, Ben Gurion Airport, Haifa International Airport, and Gurayat Domestic Airport.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.