Jordanians brace for polar front

2. Polar Front
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — A snow squall is expected to grip the Kingdom Wednesday evening, bringing strong gusty winds and dumping as much as 20cm of snow in the highlands across the country, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said the polar weather system is forecast to prevail over the next two days, pushing mercury levels way below their seasonal average by 7–9°C. It added that snow will blanket hilly regions 1,000m above sea levels. However, the major part of the blizzard will be felt after midnight with snowfall forecast to hit areas 700m above sea level. The department did not rule out heavy snowfall at higher elevations.

On Thursday, rain is predicted across the Kingdom but snowfall will subside in the central and northern regions and will continue in the southern mountainous range. On Thursday and over the weekend, the lows will slide to -2°C and even lower in some parts of the Kingdom.

As for Friday, rainfall will continue in the northern and central regions while spotty and intermittent showers are forecast in some parts of the southwestern region.

Daytime temperatures expected for today will reach 7°C in Amman, 2°C in the northern region and 3°C in the southern highlands, dropping down to -1°C, -3°C and -5°C respectively at night. The Gulf of Aqaba will see a fair 15°C, dropping to 6°C at night, the JMD said.

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