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Cold air mass to bring heavy rain Thursday — weather department

By JT - Jan 23,2018 - Last updated at Jan 23,2018

The Kingdom will be affected on Thursday and Friday by a cold air mass accompanied by two depressions centred over Cyprus, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun)

AMMAN — The Kingdom will be affected on Thursday and Friday by a cold air mass accompanied by two depressions centred over Cyprus, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).

During the early hours of Thursday, the depression will start affecting the country with heavy rainfall in the northern and central regions, later spreading to all parts of the Kingdom. The rain will be accompanied by lightning, thunder and hail with the likelihood of flooding, the JMD forecast said.

The Kingdom will still be under the effect of the depression on Friday when temperatures will drop 10-12 degrees below its average during this time of the year, according to an Arabia Weather statement. It added that snowfall is expected on mountainous areas 900 metres above the sea level.

The JMD said that there will also be heavy rainfall on Friday, with the chances of flooding in valleys and low altitudes areas with brisk winds.

According to Arabia Weather, the Kingdom will remain under the polar front on Friday night, which will cause a major drop in temperatures and the weather will be very cold in most regions with mercury levels expected to reach below 0ºC in some areas.

Arabia Weather warned against frost formation during the late hours of Friday. 

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