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by Fawaz Mohammad

Wadi Rum weather

river emerging from khazali canyon after rainfall

On this web page, you find more information about the weather in Wadi Rum. We start with some general weather facts for Wadi Rum, followed by more info about the seasons. And lastly, we share the monthly average temperatures and daylight & sunshine graphic. These can help choose which month is ideal for your Wadi Rum visit.

Wadi Rum weather facts

In Wadi Rum, the weather is pleasant year-round. August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 34 degrees Celsius. During heat waves, temperatures can rise to over 40 degrees Celsius. With an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius, January is our coldest month.

Further, precipitation is limited to, on average, 15 days a year. These days are spread over the year, leaving the summer months without rain. Being one of the driest places on earth, most of the time, rain comes in short, light rain showers. Hence substantial and prolonged rains are rare. While you maybe would not expect it, we occasionally enjoy some snowfall during the winter months. 

The amount of daylight hours varies from 10 hours during wintertime up to 14 hours during the summer. And the sun hours per day range from 8 hours in winter up to 13 hours during summer.

Seasons in Wadi Rum desert

Each season in Wadi Rum has its specific weather characteristics and comes with its upsides and downsides. To give you an insight into each season, we wrote a blog for each of the seasons. All blogs provide valuable information on the weather conditions and each seasons’ characteristics. But especially the blogs about summer and winter as useful to read as they clear up some harsh preconceptions. All in all, the blogs can be a great help when you want to determine which season fits you best.

Wadi Rum weather charts

Wadi Rum average temperatures

Wadi Rum daylight & sunshine hours

Wadi Rum weather forecasts

YR.no and ArabiaWeather.com provide the most accurate weather forecasts for Wadi Rum. Yr (a joint service by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) has the most accurate information as it comes to forecasting rain. If you are more interested in wind and dust, ArabiaWeather is the one to check out. 

Lastly, keep in mind that the forecast for Wadi Rum quite often is more or less off. By this, we mean that, for example, the desert would have been quite a bit greener if we had received all the rain forecasted.

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