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Wadi Rum weather​

Wadi Rum weather

On this web page, you find more information about the weather in Wadi Rum. This information and the blogs that we refer to can help you decide which month is ideal for your Wadi Rum visit.

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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 own unique weather patterns and advantages and disadvantages. To give you a better understanding of each season, we have written blog posts for each season. These blogs contain valuable information about the weather and characteristics of each season. The blogs about summer and winter are especially useful as they debunk some common misconceptions. Overall, these blogs can be very helpful in deciding which season is the best fit for you.

Wadi Rum weather charts

wadi rum weather average temperatures chart
wadi rum weather daylight and sunshine chart

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.

Ideal time to visit Wadi Rum

It is important to consider more than just the weather when deciding on the ideal time to visit Wadi Rum. There are other equally important factors that should be considered while planning your holiday. To help you figure out the best time to explore Wadi Rum, we have created a blog post titled ‘What is the best time to visit Wadi Rum?‘. This blog post will provide you with more information and assist you in determining the perfect time for your visit.