Snow accumulation expected Thursday over some areas

Weather

Published: 2020-01-07 14:11

Last Updated: 2020-01-07 16:30


Snow accumulation expected Thursday over some areas
Snow accumulation expected Thursday over some areas
Roya News Source

According to recent weather updates, Jordan will get affected by a third-degree weather depression tomorrow, which will bring medium to heavy rainfall, strong winds and some snow showers, especially over the high mountains, according to Arabia Weather.

Stable weather conditions are expected during daytime tomorrow with high-speed winds that may cause dust to rise.

However, in the afternoon, there will be a chance of rain and hail showers in various parts of the Kingdom.

Areas exceeding 1400 meters above sea level, including the Tafilah and Sharah mountains may witness snowfall.

Early Wednesday, extremely cold weather is in the forecast, with westerly high-speed winds that may cause dust to rise.

Light snow is expected in the morning over areas that exceed 1000 meters above sea level.

According to Arabia Weather, the weather depression is expected to enter the Kingdom tomorrow afternoon, as rain and hail showers are likely to fall over the northern, central and southern areas.

At night, snow showers are in the forecast over areas exceeding 1400 meters above sea level, including the Tafilah and Sharah mountains.

On Thursday, January 8, the weather will be cold and rainy in most areas of the Kingdom. Snowfall is expected over the areas exceeding 1200 meters above sea level with a chance of snow accumulation across the Sharah mountains and other hilly areas.

The weather depression will deepen on Thursday evening and at night, as heavy snowfall is in the forecast over areas exceeding 1300 meters above sea level in the south of Jordan, which may cause road closure.

However, the central and northern regions will witness rainfall, while high areas in the north of Jordan that exceed 1200 meters, such as Ajloun mountains will witness rain mixed with snow.

The Weather Impact Index (WII) depends on several factors:

  • Total rainfall in all areas affected by the weather depression in the Kingdom and the number of areas to be affected
  • Wind speed
  • Temperatures, duration and period of the weather depression
  • Snowfall

Weather depressions have been classified according to the WII into five degrees:

  • First-degree: weather depression usually accompanied by showers of rain.
  • Second-degree: accompanied by some rainfall and affects some areas
  • Third-degree: accompanied by medium to heavy rainfall, strong winds and some snow showers in some areas.
  • Fourth-degree: is a weather depression which highly affects most areas of the Kingdom, accompanied by heavy rainfall, strong winds, a significant drop in temperatures, and snowfall at times.
  • Fifth-degree: usually called a "winter storm" and is accompanied by torrential rainfall, strong winds, a remarkable decrease in temperatures and heavy snowfall in various parts of the Kingdom.