Second-degree weather depression to hit Jordan tomorrow


Published: 2020-01-30 14:20

Last Updated: 2020-01-30 16:54


A second-degree weather depression is expected to hit the Kingdom on the dawn of Friday, January 31, according to Arabia Weather.

The weather depression will be accompanied by a cold air mass centered over northeastern Cyprus.

It will peak tomorrow morning and noon, as rainfall is in the forecast, especially over the northern and central parts of the Kingdom, with hail showers and thunderstorms.

Eastern active winds are in the forecast and may exceed 80km/hour, especially in the high mountains and the Badia region.

However, the weather will remain cold and partly cloudy on Saturday, with a chance of rain showers in the northern and central parts of the Kingdom, especially in the afternoon and the evening.

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.