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Another cold front on the horizon

 

The Jordan Times

 

 
AMMAN — While the cold front that engulfed the Kingdom on Saturday was forecast to gradually dissipate by Sunday evening, a new cold mass is expected to blanket the Kingdom on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD). 
 
Temperatures are forecast to reach their seasonal average on Monday, while the weather is expected to remain cold in most areas, and moderate in the Jordan Valley and Aqaba, with southeasterly to southwesterly moderate to brisk winds. Temperatures will see a slight decrease on Tuesday, the JMD forecast.
 
On Wednesday, temperatures are forecast to drop further with the arrival of another cold air mass, bringing rain in northern and central areas and extending gradually over the rest of the country during the evening, according to the JMD.
 
The cold front is expected to bring heavy rainfall and thunderstorms with brisk southwesterly winds, the weather department added.
 
Temperatures are expected to range between 12°C and 5°C on Monday in Amman, 10°C and 3°C on Tuesday and 7°C during the day and 4°C during the night on Wednesday. 
 
In Aqaba, temperatures on Monday are forecast between 23°C and 13°C, on Tuesday between 21°C and 11°C and on Wednesday between 19°C and 13°C, according to the JMD. 
 
Due to inclement weather, the Ministry of Education has delayed school hours in Ajloun by an hour to ensure students’ safety. 
 
Schools were also shut for the first three grades Tafileh and delayed school hours to 9am for the remaining grades on Sunday morning due to the heavy rainfall, very low temperatures and brisk winds witnessed by the governorate. 
 
The heavy rainfall in Tafileh over the past two days has also exposed weak infrastructure in water drainage networks, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 
 
Mayors in Tafileh, Qadiseyeh, Bseira and Al Hasa said that Tafileh’s terrain requires additional budgets to build support walls to prevent water from overflowing to roads, Petra reported, noting that last year, the appropriate municipalities conducted water drainage improvement and maintenance projects and will include more areas in the project, according to the budget’s allocation. 
 
 

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