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Jordan’s climate is arid and moderate in temperature. Winter temperatures in Amman average around 7 – 10 ° C in January, with July temperatures reaching 23 - 27° C. Average annual rainfall varies from less than 50 mm to over 600 mm in certain parts of the country. Amman, at over 950 meters elevation, is known for its cool, dry nights even in full summer.  

Land in Jordan can be divided into four Agri-climatical. This division is based annual average rainfall

Table 1: Agri-climatical zone in Jordan

Climatic Zone

Average Annual

Rainfall

(mm)

Area

(million Du)

Area

(in % of total)

Desert (Badia)

<200

80.3

90.5

Arid

200-300

4.9

5.5

Semi-Arid

300-400

1.7

1.9

Semi-Humid

>400

1.9

2.1

Total

 

88.8

100

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Annual Report,2007

 
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