No Friday lockdown, warm weather lift Jordan’s spirits

A view of King Abdullah Park in Mgabalein area, Amman
A view of King Abdullah Park in Mgabalein area, Amman. The government announced Wednesday that public parks will be open to the public as of Friday. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The new government measures, alongside a weekend of warm weather, provide some much-needed good news for Jordan after a long winter of lockdowns.اضافة اعلان

In Amman, temperatures will reach 33°C during the day on Thursday and dip to 21°C at night, while on Friday temperatures are expected to rise even higher, reaching 34°C during the day and fall to 20°C at night, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).

In Aqaba, temperatures will reach as high as 40°C on Thursday and 41°C on Friday. In the northern region, Irbid will see a high of 33°C during the day on Thursday and 34°C on Friday, reported the JMD. There will also be southeasterly light to northwesterly moderate winds, according to the JMD.

The warm weather, paired with the end of Friday lockdowns and the opening of public parks, represents a spark of joy in Jordan. The good news also comes as cases of COVID-19 are dropping and the national vaccination campaign has continued to pick up pace. In an interview with Jordan News, one Amman resident expressed his excitement to spend time outside during the warm weather and reduced restrictions.

“They killed Amman when they put that lockdown in the first place. Many people suffered financially because of it,” local music teacher Mohammad Al-Mahasees said.

“So now I really can’t wait to have it over.” He added that he is excited to walk his dog in the public parks, which were closed by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) in early March, as well as to spend more time exercising outdoors.

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