Heatwave hits Jordan Thursday


Published: 2024-06-12 11:17

Last Updated: 2024-07-13 23:00

Guy standing close to camels.
Guy standing close to camels.

The weather in Jordan is set to experience a significant rise in temperatures starting Wednesday, as a heatwave driven by a hot and dry air mass from the Arabian Peninsula impacts the region.

The Jordan Meteorological Department reported that temperatures would rise on Wednesday, with hot weather prevailing in most areas and very hot conditions in the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, and Aqaba. Winds will be moderate northwesterlies.

Expected high and low temperatures for Wednesday:
- East Amman: 36°C - 23°C
- West Amman: 34°C - 21°C
- Northern Highlands: 31°C - 19°C
- Sharah Mountains: 32°C - 18°C
- Badia regions: 40°C - 23°C
- Plains: 36°C - 22°C
- Northern Jordan Valley: 42°C - 25°C
- Southern Jordan Valley: 44°C - 27°C
- Dead Sea: 43°C - 26°C
- Aqaba: 44°C - 28°C

A hot and dry air mass from the Arabian Peninsula will further elevate temperatures on Thursday. The weather will be hot in the mountainous and plains regions, and very hot in other areas, with some clouds at medium altitudes in the eastern parts of the kingdom. Winds will be moderate northwesterlies, occasionally becoming active.

The heatwave will continue on Friday, with temperatures expected to be 7-8 degrees Celsius above the average for this time of year. The weather will remain dry and hot over the high mountain ranges and very hot elsewhere, with moderate northeast winds in the morning shifting to northwest in the afternoon.

The weather will persist as dry and hot over the high mountain ranges on Saturday, with very hot conditions across the rest of the country. Winds will be moderate northeasterlies in the morning, turning northwest in the afternoon.