Published: 2018-12-06 09:58
Last Updated: 2018-12-06 11:16
Schools are out on Thursday, December 6, in the southern Badia region in Jordan due to the unstable weather conditions, the region’s Director of Education has said.
Waleed al-Jallad, the Media Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, said that schools are also out in Petra, Shobak, Ma’an, Tafilah and Aqaba due to the heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast for those areas today and over the weekend.
The southern region of Jordan is known for getting heavy rain showers, which often form flash floods in valleys in lowlands.
Heavy rain is also predicted to fall today in Amman, Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash and Balqa.
On Tuesday, weather forecasters made these weather predictions for the month of December:
No predicted snowfall, however, at the beginning of this week, temperatures will drop and heavy rain will follow, before temperatures settle again. The end of the week will be cold and rainy once again, yet, no snow will be in sight.
Heavy rain and a sharp drop in temperatures are forecast for this week, with a 40% chance of snowfall.
Less rain will fall during this week and temperatures will be at the usual average around this time of year, with a 10% chance of snowfall.