Recent rains bring precipitation to 34% of annual average

Amman Rain weather
(Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Precipitation during this year’s rainy season is higher than normal, reaching 2.823 billion cubic meters or 34.4 percent of Jordan’s average annual precipitation of 8.1 billion cubic meters, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation said on Tuesday. اضافة اعلان

Rainfall during this year’s rainy season is also heavier than last year, which witnessed only 16.1 percent of the annual average during the same period, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

In a press statement, the ministry indicated that 6 million cubic meters(mcm) of rainwater entered the Kingdom’s dams between noon on Monday and noon on Tuesday — distributed between all Jordanian dams but concentrated at Tannour Dam in Tafileh (2.7mcm), King Talal Dam in Jerash (1.3mcm), and Mujib Dam near Karak (758,000 cubic meters)

This has raised the total storage of the Kingdom’s dams to about 43.5 mcm — 15.5 percent of their total capacity of 280 mcm — compared to 38 mcm (13.8 percent) by the same date last year.

The total precipitation across Jordan between noon Monday and noon Tuesday amounted to 1.147 billion cubic meters, concentrated in the governorates of Maan at 741 mcm, Amman at 109 mcm, Aqaba at 87 mcm, Mafraq at 54 mcm, Tafileh at 44 mcm, and Karak at 40 mcm.

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