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Hot weather to continue until Monday evening — JMD

By Hana Namrouqa - Apr 05,2014 - Last updated at Apr 05,2014

AMMAN — Temperatures on Sunday will be eight degrees above the annual average for this time of the year, as the country remains under the effect of a hot air mass and khamsini depression, a meteorologist said on Saturday.

The hot air mass and “weak” khamsini depression are expected to taper off on Monday evening, when a humid air mass affects the country, bringing temperatures back to their annual average of 21°C during this time of the year, according to a meteorologist at the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD).

“A rise in temperatures is expected on Sunday, when the weather will be relatively hot, dusty and dry. Temperatures will be seven to eight degrees higher than their annual average,” the meteorologist said.

Temperatures in Amman will reach a high of 29°C during the day and drop to a low of 16°C at night, while winds will be southeasterly to southwesterly moderate to brisk, the weather forecaster noted.

Khamsini weather will continue prevailing on Monday, and it will be relatively hot, dry and dusty, particularly in the southern region. Temperatures in the capital will range between a maximum of 28°C and a minimum of 11°C, according to the JMD.

Khamsini weather conditions affect the eastern part of the Mediterranean an average of once a week. The hot, sand-laden winds, originating from the Atlas Mountains in North Africa, annually move east of the Mediterranean Sea around this time of year and are usually preceded by unseasonably high temperatures and dusty conditions.

The JMD weather forecaster added that temperatures will drop starting Monday night, as the country will be affected by a humid air mass.

“Temperatures will drop at night; humidity levels will rise and winds will become northwesterly moderate to brisk at times,” the meteorologist said.

Mercury levels on Monday will range between a high of 28°C and a low of 11°C in Amman, according to the JMD.

A tangible drop in temperatures is expected on Tuesday, when the weather will be fair. 

Mercury levels will be 22°C during the day and 8°C at night in the capital, while winds will be northwesterly moderate to brisk, raising dust in the south and east of the country.

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