Petra has dry periods in July, August and September. The warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 29°C (84°F). The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 10°C (50°F). December is the most wet month. August is the driest month.
Petra’s biggest attraction is the imposing rock of 40 meters located in the center of the settlement. The church of Virgin Mary dominates the cliff top. Built in 1724, it has 114 carved steps that will lead you to the top.