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Average Weather at Queen Alia International Airport Jordan

At Queen Alia International 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 36°F to 92°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 99°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Queen Alia International Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.4 months, from May 23 to October 4, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 92°F and low of 61°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 3 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 62°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 daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature at Queen Alia International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery coldcomfortablevery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Stockton, California, United States (7,413 miles away) and Beverley, Australia (6,886 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Queen Alia International Airport (view comparison).

Clouds

At Queen Alia International 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 Queen Alia International Airport begins around May 24 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 15. 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 15 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 28% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Queen Alia International AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 28100%Jun 28100%Dec 1272%Dec 1272%May 2485%May 2485%Oct 1586%Oct 1586%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Queen Alia International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.9 months, from November 28 to March 24, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 21% on February 6.

The drier season lasts 8.1 months, from March 24 to November 28. 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 at Queen Alia International Airport changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 12 months, from July 10 to July 2. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 20% on February 3.

Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 1.1 weeks, from July 2 to July 10. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 1% on February 11.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Queen Alia International AirportrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 621%Feb 621%Jul 30%Jul 30%Jan 116%Jan 116%Mar 2411%Mar 2411%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Queen Alia International Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 12 to April 2, 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 1.4 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 2 to November 12. The least rain falls around July 6, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Queen Alia International AirportrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 in2.5 in3.0 inFeb 11.4 inFeb 11.4 inJul 60.0 inJul 60.0 inNov 120.5 inNov 120.5 inApr 20.5 inApr 20.5 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day at Queen Alia International Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Queen Alia International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 13 minJun 2114 hr, 13 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2312 hr, 9 minSep 2310 hr, 5 minDec 2210 hr, 5 minDec 22nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:28 AM on March 29, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 18 minutes later at 6:46 AM on October 25. The earliest sunset is at 4:31 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 14 minutes later at 7:45 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Queen Alia International Airport 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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Queen Alia International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMMar 295:28 AMMar 295:28 AM7:45 PMJun 307:45 PMJun 30Dec 44:31 PMDec 44:31 PM6:46 AMOct 256:46 AMOct 25Mar 30DSTMar 30DSTDSTOct 26DSTOct 26daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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 Queen Alia International 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 3% of 3% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Queen Alia International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 60%Mar 60%Aug 115%Aug 115%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Queen Alia International Airport experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from May 11 to September 4, with average wind speeds of more than 8.0 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 8.2 months, from September 4 to May 11. The calmest day of the year is October 16, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Queen Alia International AirportwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mphJul 159.2 mphJul 159.2 mphOct 166.9 mphOct 166.9 mphMay 118.0 mphMay 118.0 mphSep 48.1 mphSep 48.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Queen Alia International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 1.0 months, from November 12 to December 13, with a peak percentage of 39% on November 27. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from December 13 to November 12, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Queen Alia International AirportWEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastnorthsouth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Queen Alia International 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 Queen Alia International Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to early July and from late August to late October, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Queen Alia International Airportbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.48.41.71.78.18.17.17.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Queen Alia International Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Queen Alia International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.68.60.10.1 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

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 Queen Alia International Airport typically lasts for 9.5 months (291 days), from around March 2 to around December 18, rarely starting before January 24 or after April 6, and rarely ending before November 25 or after January 10.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Queen Alia International Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 250%Mar 250%Dec 1850%Dec 1890%Apr 690%Apr 690%Nov 2590%Nov 2510%Jan 2410%Jan 24Aug 2100%Aug 2100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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 Queen Alia International Airport should appear around February 20, only rarely appearing before February 6 or after March 14.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Queen Alia International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°FFeb 2087°FFeb 2087°FMay 16900°FMay 16900°FJun 271,800°FJun 271,800°FDec 314,936°FDec 314,936°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 3.1 months, from November 6 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Queen Alia International AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJun 248.7 kWhJun 248.7 kWhDec 243.2 kWhDec 243.2 kWhMay 57.6 kWhMay 57.6 kWhAug 257.6 kWhAug 257.6 kWhFeb 104.3 kWhFeb 104.3 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Queen Alia International Airport are 31.723 deg latitude, 35.993 deg longitude, and 2,359 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Queen Alia International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 246 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,363 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,066 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,617 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Queen Alia International Airport is covered by bare soil (69%) and sparse vegetation (24%), within 10 miles by bare soil (63%) and sparse vegetation (22%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (69%) and sparse vegetation (13%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Queen Alia International 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

Queen Alia International 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 Amman Civil Airport, King Hussein Air Base, Jerusalem, Jerusalem Airport, Irbid, Ben Gurion Airport, Gurayat Domestic Airport, and Beer-Sheva.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.

Disclaimer

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.