Scorching deserts to green pastures: Jordan's diverse climate

Country encompasses hills, desert and the lowest point on EarthRoughly the size of Portugal, and bordered by Israel to the west, Syria to the north, Iraq to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan is virtually landlocked – its only port being Aqaba, at the northern point of the Red Sea. Almost all of the country, roughly 90%, is desert. There is hardly any rainfall, which occurs sporadically in spring.The climate of the Jordanian desert is, as you might expect, hot in summer, with temperatures sometimes reaching the low 40Cs; but in winter it can be surprisingly cold, averaging about 10C, with occasional flurries of snow in the hillier areas. Continue reading...

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