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Heavy rain, thunderstorms forecast for Wednesday

By Hana Namrouqa - Feb 05,2013 - Last updated at Feb 05,2013

AMMAN – The country will be affected by a depression on Wednesday, expected to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to all parts of the Kingdom, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).

The depression is centred over the Mediterranean Sea to the west of Cyprus, meteorologist Ahmad Arnaout said on Tuesday.

"The depression will start affecting the Kingdom on Wednesday morning. It will bring heavy rain, hail and thunderstorms to almost all of the country," Arnaout told The Jordan Times.

The weather will be cloudy and rainy, with temperatures in Amman ranging between a high of 16ºC and a low of 5 ºC, with southwesterly moderate to brisk winds, turning gusty in the afternoon.

The department issued warnings of possible low visibility due to sand-raising winds in the desert and of the formation of flash floods, especially in low-lying areas.

"The impact of the depression will ease off on Thursday morning, with chances of scattered showers during the day in the northern and central regions," Arnaout said.

Daytime temperatures will reach 15ºC dropping to 5ºC at night in the capital, with southwesterly moderate winds turning to southeasterly in the afternoon.

Fair weather and above-average temperatures are forecast between Friday and Sunday, when mercury levels in the capital will range between a maximum of 18ºC and a minimum of 5ºC.

"Another depression is expected to affect the country on Monday night. It is forecast to bring good amounts of rain," Arnaout noted.

The impact of the depression will start in the northern governorates and move gradually to the central and southern regions, according to the JMD.


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