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The Kingdom is starting to be affected by the polar depression

Amman Today

publish date 2022-01-26 16:13:00

The depression, which the meteorologists called “the good depression”, began to affect some regions of the Kingdom.

The meteorologist added that the Al-Khair depression began to affect the Petra Mountains, and the Arhaba area in the Irbid governorate is witnessing a fall of hailstones.

Since Wednesday morning, the Kingdom has been affected by a Cypriot depression that will continue until noon next Saturday, when the Kingdom will witness heavy rain in most areas, and the weather will intensify on Wednesday night and Thursday morning with snowfalls on mountain heights (700 meters and above). According to the meteorological report, the Kingdom is affected, today, Wednesday, by an air depression centered on the island of Cyprus, accompanied by a very cold air mass of polar origin. The desert with the appearance of quantities of low clouds, and gradually and from the noon hours, the clouds multiply at different heights, turning the atmosphere into cloudy, with showers of rain falling in the western parts of the Kingdom, and with the afternoon hours the effect of the very cold air mass deepens, where the precipitation is sometimes heavy and accompanied by With thunder and hail showers in some areas, which leads to the formation of torrential rains in valleys and low-lying areas.

Snow falls over the mountainous heights, which reach a height of 1,000 meters above sea level and more. During the night hours, the Kingdom crosses a colder air front, where the snowfall extends to the mountainous heights of up to 700 meters, and snowfall is expected during the night hours. The late rains are heavy at intervals on the high mountainous heights. Snow precipitation accumulates unevenly according to altitude, and the winds turn into active westerly winds with strong gusts sometimes exceeding 70 km/hour.

In its report, the Meteorological Department warned of the danger of low horizontal visibility due to dust, especially in the Badia regions, and the danger of strong winds and the accompanying strong gusts, and the risk of slipping on the roads; Because of the precipitation, the danger of snow accumulation on the mountainous heights, the formation of torrential rains in the valleys and low areas in the evening and night hours, the low horizontal visibility due to the clouds touching the surface of the earth, especially over the mountainous heights, and the danger of the waves rising in the Gulf of Aqaba.

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