Heatwave to persist through first day of Eid


Amman: A significant rise in temperatures is expected on Thursday, with readings soaring 8-9 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average, according to the Jordan Meteorological Department. This spike is attributed to a heatwave caused by an influx of extremely hot and dry air from the Arabian Peninsula.

The weather will be dry and hot over the high mountainous areas, and very hot across the rest of the country. Some clouds will appear at medium altitudes in the eastern regions. Moderate northeasterly winds will pick up in the afternoon and shift to northwesterly by evening.

The Meteorological Department’s report includes several warnings, advising people to avoid direct exposure to sunlight and take measures to prevent dehydration, as there are significant health risks associated with high temperatures, particularly for patients and the elderly. The risk of fires in forested areas is heightened, and leaving children inside closed vehicles, even briefly, is extremely dangerous. Storing perfumes, sanitizers, a
nd flammable materials inside vehicles is also cautioned against.

For Friday, the weather will remain dry and hot over the high mountainous areas and scorching in other regions. Winds will be moderate and northeasterly, becoming active in the afternoon and turning northwesterly by evening.

On Saturday, the heatwave will continue to impact the kingdom, bringing dry and hot conditions to the highlands and plains, and extremely hot weather to other areas. Winds will be moderate and northeasterly, shifting to northwesterly by evening.

Sunday, the first day of Eid al-Adha, will see a slight dip in temperatures, though they will remain 5-7 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average. The weather will be hot in most regions and extremely hot in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Aqaba, with moderate northwesterly winds occasionally becoming active.

Today’s temperatures are expected to range as follows: East Amman 40-27 C, West Amman 38-25 C, the northern highlands 35-24 C, the Sharah highlands 34-22 C, the Dead
Sea 45-30 C, and Aqaba 46-31 C.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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