Heatwave to continue, will peak on Saturday

A wide view of the city of Aqaba. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — According to forecasts from the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), the heatwave in the Kingdom, which began Wednesday, August 9, will continue throughout this week, and will peak on Saturday. It will be most prominent in the Badia, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba.اضافة اعلان

Thursday is anticipated to usher in another day of relatively high temperatures in the elevated mountainous regions, while the remainder of the country is poised to experience heightened heat levels, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

As the week progresses, a warm air mass originating from the Arabian Peninsula is poised to exert its influence over the Kingdom, commencing from Friday. The resultant effect will be a surge in temperature readings across a spectrum of regions.

Saturday is projected to mark the zenith of the heat and aridness associated with this air mass. Maximum readings potentially surpassing the seasonal norms by an approximate margin of 7-8°C. The overall climate is expected to be exceedingly hot, particularly in the aforesaid locales.

In response to these conditions, authorities have issued a stern caution regarding direct sun exposure during peak hours; and urged residents to adopt preventive measures to mitigate potential health risks associated with extreme heat.

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