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‘Relatively cold air mass to end days of summer-like weather’

By Hana Namrouqa - Apr 10,2016 - Last updated at Apr 10,2016

Temperatures on Monday are forecast to be 23ºC during the day, dropping to 11ºC at night in Amman (Al Rai photo)

AMMAN — The Kingdom is forecast to be affected on Tuesday by a relatively cold air mass, which will bring chilly weather and below average temperatures, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said Sunday.

The relatively cold air mass is expected to end days of summer-like weather, a JMD meteorologist said, noting that temperatures later this week will be 6°C to 7°C below the annual average of 21ºC for this time of the year.

Temperatures will start dropping on Monday, but the weather will remain sunny and warm across the country, the forecaster said, noting that by Monday night, the skies will become cloudy, with a chance of scattered showers expected in the northern and central regions.

Temperatures on Monday are forecast to be 23ºC during the day, dropping to 11ºC at night in Amman, while winds will be northwesterly moderate to brisk, raising dust in the desert.

A tangible drop in temperatures is expected on Tuesday, as the impact of the relatively cold air mass starts affecting the country, according to the JMD.

“The weather will become relatively cold and cloudy, and light rainfall at times is forecast in the northern and central regions. By Tuesday night, the southern mountains will start receiving rain,” the weather forecaster said on condition anonymity.

Temperatures on Tuesday are forecast to range between a high of 16ºC and a low of 9ºC at night in Amman, while winds will be northwesterly moderate to brisk, raising dust in the desert.

Another slight drop in temperatures is expected on Wednesday, when the weather will remain relatively cold and cloudy, the department said.

“Rainfall on Wednesday is forecast across the Kingdom, and it will be heavy and accompanied by thunder and lightning at times,” the meteorologist noted.

Winds will be northwesterly brisk, raising dust in the desert, and temperatures will be 15ºC during the day, dropping to 9ºC at night in the capital.

 

The forecaster stressed that although winter has ended, the country is expected to witness multiple depressions and relatively cold air masses which could bring sufficient rain, adding that the wet season usually ends in May.

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