Areas to witness snowfall this evening, CDD warnings


Published: 2019-01-06 11:59

Last Updated: 2019-01-06 14:28

Areas to witness snowfall this evening, CDD warnings
Areas to witness snowfall this evening, CDD warnings

Osama Tarifi, Head of Operations and weather forecaster at "Arabia Weather" listed the areas which will witness snowfall in the afternoon hours, in light of the weather depression that was earlier expected to hit the Kingdom today, Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Tarifi said that the Kingdom's northern highlands are expected to witness snowfall on areas higher than 1050 meters above sea level, including Ajloun, Jerash, and Irbid.

In Amman, Khalda and Sweileh and the highlands of Balqa and Salt, will also witness snowfall.

During daytime, the weather will be very cold, accompanied by strong winds exceeding 100km/hour reducing visibility due to dust rising in most areas of the Kingdom, especially in desert area.


Civil Defense Department (CDD) issued a list of warnings calling for caution:

  • Stay away from valleys and areas where flooding may occur.
  • Stay in higher and safer places, especially for those who live in tents.
  • Check and maintain water drainage systems and channels to limit rising water levels, which can flood houses.
  • Provide water-suction motors in houses on lower ground than street levels.
  • Fix down rooftop objects which can be uplifted by winds to prevent endangering others.
  • Stay away from water bodies to avoid risk of falling.
  • Do not drive for long distances, particularly in desert areas.
  • Avoid driving in poor visibility, especially in desert areas.
  • Call (911), in case of emergency.