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Wet, chilly conditions to prevail until Thursday — JMD

Public urged to practise caution; gov’t departments put on high alert to ensure uninterrupted services

By JT - Dec 20,2021 - Last updated at Dec 20,2021

Several parts of Ajloun, some 70km northwest of Amman, witnessed snowfall on Monday evening, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The Kingdom will remain under the grip of a wet and cold air mass on Tuesday, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said on Monday.

Partially to fully cloudy weather accompanied by rain is expected in the northern region and parts of the central areas with southwesterly brisk wind, causing dust formation, mainly in the south and east of the Kingdom, the JMD said as reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Though a slight increase in temperatures is expected on Wednesday, cold weather conditions are forecast to prevail until Thursday with partially cloudy skies and some slight showers in parts of the northern and central regions of the Kingdom, the weather department said. 

Meanwhile, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) urged the public to practise caution amid the expected weather conditions, according to Petra.

The PSD urged the public, mainly those who live in tents, to stay away from valleys and flood-prone areas and move to higher and safer areas. 

The directorate also advised pedestrians and motorists to avoid flooded streets.

It also called for paying attention while using heaters and turn them off before going to sleep. The PSD urged the public to call 911 in case of an emergency. 

Also on Monday, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply directed specialised departments at the ministry to coordinate with stakeholders in the public and private sectors to sustain the work of bakeries and fuel pumps as usual under the expected weather conditions, Petra added.

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation also stressed that all its staff are working round the clock to ensure uninterrupted services under the expected weather conditions. 

Also, the Electricity Distribution Company (EDCO) said that its staff are put on "high alert" amid the expected weather conditions.

EDCO said the public can report power cuts round-the-clock by calling the toll free number: 080022288 or 065001370.

Emergency rooms can be also reached in Karak (03/2387219), Tafileh (03/2241004), Maan (03/2132308),

Wadi Musa (03/2156050), Aqaba (03/2012458), Jordan Valley (05/3573111) and Azraq (05/3835121).

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