Blistering heat to presist nationwide

The Kingdom will remain on Wednesday and Thursday under the influence of a scorching heat wave that pushed mercury levels well above annual average by almost 10 degrees Celsius and just two degrees shy from the 40C threshold in the capital Amman.

In its daily brief, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said that the Jordan Valley, 212 to 400 meters below sea level, and the Red Sea port of Aqaba are set to swelter in blazing conditions today and tomorrow with temperatures breaking into the 43-44C vicinity.

The heat wave will start to subside by the end of the week, mainly on Friday, as mercury levels will start to dip few degrees, but it will remain very hot in much parts of the country.

In Amman and other highlands, north and south, daytime mercury levels will range between 32 and 38 degrees. In the late afternoon and evening hours, cooler weather is forecast as temperatures slide to around 22 and even 17 in the southern highlands.

Source: Jordan News Agency