Aqaba Weather January Averages, Jordan
Because this is a gulf city skirted by mountains, it has the most comfortable weather in Jordan when January comes and this is why many tourists are attracted to this place.
Although January is the coldest month in the country, Aqaba city only sports an average high temperature of 21°C or 69°F during the day and an average low point of 9°C or 48°F when nightfall arrives.
If you are planning to visit Aqaba at this month, make sure you pack up some sweaters since it can be windy at night.
You can also swim during this month since the water temperature would range about 19° to 21°C or 66.2° to 69.8°F. However, it is recommended that you swim in the afternoon to fully enjoy the warmest peak of the day.
January can be quite busy in Aqaba. There are two major events that take place in the city and in the country as a whole. Since Aqaba has been voted as the Tourism City of 2011 and is Jordan's only seaport, all festivities are enthusiastically celebrated by the locals and tourists alike.
Aqaba celebrates Muharram, one of the most sacred events in the Islamic calendar since this is the first month of the lunar year. This is like the New Year for Muslims, so expect to see many locals fasting and praying.
The birthday of King Abdullah II, the country's present monarchic leader, will be on the 30th of January. This will be an event that will be celebrated all over the country. There will be plenty of jubilations and special events that would take place to honour and be thankful for the country's current ruler.
Because of these festivities, it is highly advisable that you book your accommodations ahead of time since hotels can be quite full at this time of the year.