Khabarni – Director of the Meteorological Department, Raed Al-Khattab, said on Sunday that climate studies have shown that the lack of rain and high temperatures in some areas is not an exceptional event or an unprecedented phenomenon.
He added, in a press release, that studies in the Climate Directorate of the Meteorological Department indicate that the quality of the rainy season varies from one season to another, and does not depend on the volume of rainfall during the forty winters, whose rains constitute 30% of the total rainy season in the Kingdom.
Al-Khattab stressed that the lack of rain and high temperatures in the forty winter of the current season is not strange for the Jordanian climate, noting that many seasons witnessed weak precipitation in the forties, but the rainy season was good.
He explained that during the 100 rainy seasons in Oman, 30 of them were the Arbaeen rains were weak and the season was good, and 18 of them were the Arbaeen rains were good and the season was weak, while the rains and the season were weak in 31 of them, and good in 21 of them.
Al-Khattab added that the historical climatic records indicate that the 1994/1995 season witnessed the least precipitation during the Arbaeen in most regions of the Kingdom. in the eastern region, 125% in the southern region, and 256% in the southern Jordan Valley.
He pointed out that the highest rain total in the winter forty was 214.9 mm at Amman Civil Airport during the rainy season 1973/1974, and the lowest total was 2.7 mm during the 1994/1995 season.--
With regard to the rainfall distribution for the winter forty for this season and its comparison with previous seasons, Al-Khattab explained that 29 seasons had weak rain during January in the northern regions as a result of the lack of depressions, as most of the rains of these seasons were caused by cases of atmospheric instability, while the southern and eastern regions witnessed The Kingdom has higher amounts of rain than the general monthly rates for January in 7 seasons.-
He added that the lowest rainfall total for January in the northern regions was in the 2013/2014 season, as it achieved only 2% of the general average, and this season ended with 66% of the general seasonal average.
Al-Khattab indicated that the average maximum temperature during the forties at Amman Civil Airport is 12.9 degrees Celsius, while the average minimum temperature is 4.2 degrees.
During Arbaeen this winter, the average maximum temperature in Amman was 14.0 degrees Celsius, which is 1.1 degrees Celsius higher than the general average for the same period, while the average minimum temperature was 6.3 degrees, which is 2.2 degrees Celsius higher than the average.
He explained that the capital witnessed 34 forties in which temperatures were higher than the average by one degree Celsius, while the highest average temperature was for the same period in 2009, as the maximum was 17.1 degrees, an increase of 4.2 degrees Celsius from the average, and the minimum was 7.6 degrees, an increase of 3.3 degrees Celsius from the average.