Rain, snow batter Jordan

Published February 8th, 2023 - 06:20 GMT
Cold front in Amman
Amman cold front (twitter)

ALBAWABA - Jubilant Jordanians are posting videos of rain and snow, which battered the desert kingdom this week, bringing much needed water to fill dams used for drinking during the parched summer.

Weathermen forecast a mix of rain and snow will continue through the weekend, with temperatures hovering around the freezing level.

The impact of the depression and cold polar front currently affecting Jordan deepened on Tuesday, with strong winds and heavy rain accompanied by thunder and hail in the northern, central and parts of the southern regions, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department.

That included snow showers mixed with rain over the high mountain peaks, with an elevation exceeding 900 meters above the sea level.

Winds have been westerly and active at times with gust, especially on Monday, when they exceeded 90 kilometers per hour with blowing dust in the Badia areas.

The weather service warned of flash floods in valleys and lowlands, strong winds, slick roads, snow accumulation, and poor horizontal visibility in the eastern and southern areas, with dusty storms and dense fog.

This situation is likely to continue till Thursday as the cold front ends and temperatures rise.  

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