Jordan Waits for Snow

Published January 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Heavy rain is expected to drench the entire kingdom this afternoon with snow predicted to fall in mountainous regions above 1,000 meters, according the Jordanian Meteorological Service. 


A-Rai daily reports that the weather is expected to return to normal Saturday morning after nearly a week of extreme weather conditions. 


Wednesday night, strong winds gusted up to 80 km/h and caused sand storms. The strongest winds ever clocked in Jordan were at 120 km/h and occurred about 15 years ago. 


The recent storms dropped the heaviest amount of rain in the Ajlun district with 55mm and in Amman with 20 mm.  

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