Located in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia. Total area,
is about 89,213 sq km, while the land area is 88,884 sq km.
The climate of Jordan is marked by sharp seasonal variations in
both temperature and precipitation. Temperatures below freezing
are not unknown in January, the coldest month, but the average winter
temperature is above 7° C (45° F). In the Jordan Valley summer temperatures
may reach 49° C (120° F) in August, the hottest month, but the average
summer temperature in Amman is 26° C (78° F). Precipitation is confined
largely to the winter season and ranges from about 660 mm (about
26 in) in the northwestern corner to less than 127 mm (less than
5 in) in the extreme east.