CDD, JMD warns of weather depression this weekend


Published: 2018-12-05 15:07

Last Updated: 2023-01-31 16:50

CDD, JMD warns of weather depression this weekend
CDD, JMD warns of weather depression this weekend

As of early Thursday, December 6, 2018, Jordan will be affected by a weather depression accompanied by a cold air front coming from southern Cyprus, with partly cloudy to overcast skies and heavy rainfall in most parts of the Kingdom, including Aqaba.

Heavy rain expected at night, accompanied by thunderstorms, which may cause floods in valleys and lowlands. 

The weather depression is expected to last until Saturday night, as the weather gradually becomes stable.

Civil Defense Directorate (CDD) called on citizens to adopt proper behavior during the expected weather depression by staying away from valleys and places where floods are likely to occur and to move to higher ground. CDD also advised citizens not to drive during heavy rains and to call (911) in case of emergency.

Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) also called for caution and warned citizens of the following:

  • Stay away from valleys, areas where flooding may occur and watersheds
  • Be ware of strong winds
  • Poor visibility due to dust in southern and eastern regions
  • Risk of slippery roads
  • Low visibility due to fog