Drop in temps, spotty showers forecast over weekend

[14-01-2021 10:59 AM]

Ammon News - Jordan on Thursday will be affected by a cold and wet air mass accompanied by a depression centered over Turkey, so temperatures will significantly dip, bringing cold and partly cloudy weather conditions along with intermittent rain.

According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), rainfall is expected to be heavier with thunder and hail at times, mainly in the northern and central regions, causing flash floods in valleys and lowlands, while winds will be westerly active with strong gusts reaching 50 kilometres per hour, blowing dust in some areas.

The weather department also warned of slippery roads in the areas experiencing rain, floods formation, as well as poor visibility due to dust, particularly in the southern and eastern highlands.

Over the next two days, cold and partly cloudy weather will continue to persist with a chance of light showers in the southern and central parts of the Kingdom, the JMD said, adding that winds will be southwesterly moderate to brisk, stirring dust at times.

Daytime temperatures expected for today in Amman will reach 12 degrees Celsius, 10 in the northern and 11 in the southern cities, dropping down to 8, 6 and 5 degrees respectively. The weather will be warmer in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 20 degrees Celsius and lows standing at 14 at night.

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