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Polar front to hit Kingdom today; gov’t sets Thursday a public holiday

1. Snow Jordan
Biting cold weather with rainfall will prevail in much of the country on Wednesday and Thursday. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Jordan Meteorological Department’s (JMD) daily forecast has said that the Kingdom will be affected Wednesday by a depression accompanied by a polar front, which is expected to bring snowfall on the mountainous regions, particularly in the areas located 800 meters above sea level, accumulating varyingly according to altitude.اضافة اعلان

Biting cold weather with rainfall will prevail in much of the country, the JMD said, adding that the downpour will be heavy at times, with thunderstorms and hail, causing flash floods in the valleys and low-lying areas.

All government departments will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, and Thursday will be a holiday for the public and private sectors under a government decision announced Tuesday as weather forecasts point to snowfall to start across the Kingdom.

The Ministry of Public Works, Civil Defense Department, Public Security Directorate, Greater Amman Municipality, national water and electricity utilities, and municipalities have all declared a state of high alert to deal with the effects of the storm.

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