Another ‘polar’ winter storm hits Jordan, Syria and Turkey

Amman Snow 2022

Another polar storm will batter Syria and Jordan on Sunday through the week into Saturday, bringing shallow temperatures, heavy rain and snowfall later in the week.

The storm emerged through a new atmospheric low centered over southern Turkey, storming northern and central parts of Jordan and Syria with freezing temperatures, heavy clouds, rain and snow .

The polar storm will begin Sunday all week through Saturday. Temperatures have already dropped, reaching -1 during the day and -3 at night across Jordan and Syria.

Snowfall in Turkey and Syria

Snowfall has already covered many parts of Turkey and is expected to hit Jordan and Syria on Wednesday and Thursday.

Last week, a winter storm blanketed Syrian tent camps in snow, leaving many people homeless.

CARE rescues displaced Syrians as winter storms hit
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Return to Jordan

Tonight rain is likely to fall in some of the southwestern areas of Jordan; later in the night there is a slight chance of light flurries mixed with rain falling on the mountain tops. Reported Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD)

The JMD warned of the danger of frost forming and the possibility of black ice affecting the roads early in the morning, especially in the mountainous heights and parts of the Badia regions.

He also warned of the risk of torrential rains forming in valleys and low lying areas like Sweimah – the Dead Sea area, and the risk of slippery roads in places witnessing rainfall which is likely to continue until Monday morning. In addition to the danger of low horizontal visibility.

In addition, the weather forecast in Arabia claimed that the temperature would stabilize in the daytime on Monday. Another atmospheric low will begin to affect Jordan on Wednesday and will continue through the end of the weekend, expecting an increased chance of rain and snowfall.

Further updates will follow.

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