Jordan boasts a Mediterranean climate, ideal for year-round holidays and travel. Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with average temperatures around 23oC (73oF). Springtime brings optimal weather, lush with greenery, while autumn is equally mild. July and August are hot and dry but not oppressive. Aqaba and the Jordan Valley (Dead Sea) are ideal winter resorts with temperatures averaging 16-22oC (61-72oF) during the coolers months between November and April. There is very little rain in the Aqaba area and in the desert.