Cold front hits Jordan with snow, thunderstorms forecast

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AMMAN — According to the Director of the Meteorological Department Raed Khattab, the cold air mass affecting the Kingdom will continue to intensify, leading to extremely cold, stormy, and rainy weather in the northern and central parts of the country, as well as some southern and eastern areas. اضافة اعلان

Thunderstorms, hail, and the formation of floods in valleys and low-lying areas are expected, Jo24 reported.

Western winds will be strong and gusty at times, reaching speeds of 90km per hour in some areas and causing dust storms in desert areas.

Residents are advised to be cautious of reduced horizontal visibility due to fog or dust storms in desert and coastal areas, and to take precautions on roads in areas that experience rainfall and low-hanging clouds over mountainous areas.

Snow expectedSnow is expected to fall on high mountainous areas between now and Wednesday, at elevations up to 1,000m above sea level or higher, with the possibility of snow in areas that are 900m above sea level.

A rise in temperatures is expected on Thursday as the impact of the cold front tapers off, but cold weather will prevail in most parts of the Kingdom with intermittent rain in the northern and central regions.

Temperatures in the capital Amman Tuesday will range between a high of 6°C and a low of 2°C at night, while the port city of Aqaba will see a fair 19°C, sliding to 9°C at night.

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