Third-degree weather depression to hit Jordan as of Wednesday afternoon


Published: 2019-12-22 15:50

Last Updated: 2023-03-20 23:38


After a couple of sunny days that the Kingdom has witnessed, a weather depression, accompanied by a cold air mass coming from Turkey, is expected to affect Jordan on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, according to Arabia Weather.

The three-degree weather depression will be affecting Jordan as of Wednesday afternoon, where rainfall is in the forecast in various areas of the Kingdom.

The weather depression is expected to peak on Thursday, December 26, where heavy rain is expected during daytime in the northern and central areas of the Kingdom and in the high lands of the southern regions of the Kingdom later in the day.

On Thursday night, there will be a chance of light snow in areas exceeding 1400-1500 meters over sea levels, including Tafilah and Al Sharah mountains.

The Kingdom will be under the influence of the weather depression until Friday noon, as the weather will remain cold with foggy skies and a chance of rain showers in various parts of the Kingdom.

Westrely strong winds of up to 100 km/hour are in the forecast.

Arabia Weather confirmed that the cold air mass will pass by Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and northern Palestine.

Weather depressions have been classified according to the weather depressions intensity indicator 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.