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The icy winter winds start to ease across Jordan with the advent of the spring season in March. Days become warmer and varicolored wildflowers are in bloom. Jordan in March transforms into an explorer's paradise. From the awe-inspiring red dunes and the wind-carved cliffs in the Valley of the Moon to the warm, sun-kissed waters of the legendary Dead Sea, everywhere you go Jordan will impress you. This is a perfect time to enjoy camping and hiking in Wadi Rum. Hiking through the gorges of Wadi Mujib, also known as the ‘Grand Canyon of Jordan’ is a must if you are traveling to Jordan in March.
- Lee Allred
- From USA
Jordan in March sees warmer climes, with abundant sunshine and daylight hours. There are still some intermittent rain showers, but they are usually limited to late afternoons. In the northern parts of the country and cities like Amman, temperatures are still a bit chilly, with highs of 17°C and lows of just 6°C. Temperatures in the south are slightly warmer. Cities like Aqaba are beautiful during this time of year. March weather in Jordan is also perfect for enjoying the warm waters of the Red Sea and lazing around on the beach. Besides, low tourist crowds also make March an ideal time to visit Jordan.
For a seasonal overview of the weather in Jordan, check out our guide on the best time to visit Jordan.
Weather in Jordan in March - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||12||13||16||22||27||30||31||31||30||26||19||14|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||4||5||7||10||14||17||19||18||17||14||9||5|
|Avg Daily (°F)||54||56||61||72||81||86||88||88||86||79||67||58|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||40||41||45||50||58||63||67||65||63||58||49||41|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||50||50||40||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||30||60|
|Avg Daily (°C)||13||16||22|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||5||7||10|
|Avg Daily (°F)||56||61||72|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||41||45||50|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||50||40||10|
Jordan awakens from its winter slumber in March. It is the beginning of the spring season and the best time to explore the country’s beautiful landscapes and many historical and cultural attractions. Here are some reasons why you should visit Jordan in March.
- Jordan Trail: Challenge yourself by trekking the breadth of Jordan Trail. This is a 645 km long-distance trek that begins at Umm Qais in the north and spans the entire length all the way to Aqaba in the south. The trail passes through some of Jordan’s most beautiful landscapes and ancient ruins. It is one of the best ways to explore Jordan.
- Aqaba and the Red Sea: March is a perfect month to enjoy the warm waters and beaches of the Red Sea. You can also go snorkeling and scuba diving to explore the rich marine life in one of the most productive coral reefs there is
- Dead Sea Ultra Marathon: Keen runners can join the Dead Sea Ultra Marathon, an event that sees participants racing around the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. The race starts near the historical Baptism Site on the banks of the Jordan River and ends on the shores of the Dead Sea.
- Shoulder season deals: The beginning of March sees fewer crowds and some great deals on tourist sites like the Dead Sea and Petra. But book early as the tourist numbers begin to rise towards the end of the month.
The warm days and breezy nights of spring make March one of the best months to visit the ancient city of Petra. With around 14 hours of sunshine, you can spend the whole day exploring the city’s many attractions like the Siq and Treasury, the Colonnaded Street, and the High Place of Sacrifice. You can also climb the 850 rock-cut steps to Al-Deir or the Monastery, which is the largest monument of Petra and undoubtedly the most impressive one.
March is also a perfect time to see Wadi Rum. Get the taste of a nomadic lifestyle by staying in a camp, seeing the sun rise over the deep red dunes of Jebel Umm Ulaydiyya in an early morning hot-air balloon ride, and hiking to the summit of the Burdah Rock Bridge. You can also abseil the vast chasm of Kharazeh canyon and explore the hills above the Dead Sea.
While in Jordan, do not forget to visit the ancient Roman ruins at Jerash, the vast imperial city destroyed by an earthquake in 749 AD. Hire a guide who will lead you through the city’s most famous sites such as the Hippodrome, the impressive Forum, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.
For beach fun and marine life spotting, Aqaba is the place to be. While you are there, also visit Aqaba Bird Observatory, an artificial wetland reserve that draws huge flocks of migratory birds passing between Europe, Africa, and Asia during spring. To see the desert wildlife, visit the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve in the town of Azraq. Here you can see some of the Middle East’s endangered wildlife such as Arabian oryx, Dorcas’ gazelle, and Persian onagers.
March is a wonderful time to visit Jordan as spring warms up the land and brings long sunny days. From the magnificent city of Petra and the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash to the balmy waters of the Red Sea in Aqaba, there is an extensive array of sights and adventures to enjoy during the month of March.
Chat with one of our travel experts in the country who can help you design a tailor-made trip to Jordan, or have a look at our guide on how many days to spend in Jordan for more information. For more ideas on what you can do on your trip to Jordan, see our guide on things to do in Jordan.