Fair weather forecast until Monday, relatively cold mass Tuesday

Amman, A slight rise in temperatures is expected both Sunday and Monday, bringing moderate and spring-like weather conditions in most parts of the country, except for the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea where it will be be relatively hot, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).

“The Kingdom will be gradually affected on Tuesday by a relatively cold air mass coming from central Europe, accompanied by a Red Sea depression that will be deepen over Iraq” head of the JMD’s weather forecasting section, Raed Khattab, told Petra.

Mercury levels will dip on Tuesday becoming 4 degrees below their annual average, reaching a high of 22 degrees Celsius in Amman and dropping down to 12 at night, he said, noting that a chance for spotty showers are also forecast in the evening, accompanied by thunder at times and active winds with strong gusts, blowing dust in the Badia regions.

Temperatures will continue to drop on Wednesday, marking 6-7 degrees less than their seasonal average, bringing relatively cold and partly cloudy to cloudy weather with intermittent rain, while winds will be westerly brisk with occasionally strong gusts, Khattab predicted.

“Chances of rain will decrease in the evening as the weather will start to stabilize, but cold condition will persist nationwide,” he added.

Khattab also said that Jordan’s rainy season usually lasts until the first third of May, noting that maximum temperatures in the capital, Amman, taken for long periods in such days, will hover around 26 degrees.

Temperatures expected for today will reach 26 degrees Celsius in Amman and 21 in the northern cities, dropping to 16 and 10 respectively. The weather will be warmer in the port city of Aqaba with highs reaching 36 degrees Celsius and lows standing at 24 degrees at night.

Source: Jordan News Agency