When is the best time to go to Petra?

When is the best time to go to Petra? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Petra are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July, August and September
  • Petra has dry periods in April, May, June, July, August, September and December
  • January is the coldest month of the year

Annual weather in Petra

For full information about the climate and weather in Petra a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 45°F/58°F
February 49°F/61°F
March 56°F/68°F
April 63°F/77°F
May 72°F/85°F
June 77°F/92°F
July 79°F/95°F
August 79°F/95°F
September 76°F/90°F
October 68°F/81°F
November 58°F/68°F
December 49°F/61°F

Weather and climate in Petra

Petra enjoys a hot desert climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Petra is 77°F (ranging from 58°F in january to 95°F in july). Annual rainfall is 3.9in, with a minimum of 0in in july and a maximum of 0.7in in october.
  • Between january and february the climate is passable, but still OK. In average, on the morning it is 49°F and you can expect to have 0.7in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of march the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 56°F and it rains about 0.5in each month.
  • Between april and october the climate is very good. At lunchtime, it's 81°F in average and it rains about 0.7in each month.
  • In the month of november the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 68°F and it rains about 0.4in each month.
  • In the month of december the climate is okay. At lunchtime, it's 61°F in average.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Petra

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Petra: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Petra

Find out when Petra has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Petra

  • Very low season in Petra
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February and June.
  • Low season in Petra
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: March, May, July, August and November.
  • High season in Petra
    The number of visitors to Petra is high in: September and December.
  • Peek season in Petra
    The largest number of tourists visiting Petra is during: April and October.

Figure: Visitor index for Petra month by month

Best time for low prices in Petra

Average prices of hotels in Petra month by month

Generally, July is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Petra. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, October is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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