RAMALLAH, Thursday, January 13, 2022 (WAFA) – Weather today is partly cloudy to cloudy and relatively cold in the mountains and mild in other districts in daytime with a drop in temperature, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).
Weather tonight is cloudy and cold to very cold, particularly in the mountains. Scattered rain showers along with occasional thunderstorms and hail are expected in the north in the evening hours, gradually intensifying and spreading throughout the night to the center. Moderate to occasionally active southwesterly wind blows in daytime, while active southwesterly to westerly wind blows in the night, with occasional gusts. Sea waves are medium to high.
Temperature in the capital, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 14°C and a low of 6°C and in Ramallah and Hebron a high of 13°C and a low of 5°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Jordan Valley temperature is expected to reach a high of 22°C and a low of 12°C, while it is expected to reach a high of 19°C and a low of 11°C in Gaza and the coastal areas.
A polar front is set to affect the region on Friday, causing temperature to plummet to 4°C below the seasonal average and paving the way to cloudy and very cold conditions, particularly in the mountains. Occasional torrential rain showers are expected from the north to the center, along with thunderstorms and occasional hail.
Saturday’s temperature is set to further drop by 1°C, paving the way to mostly cloudy and very cold conditions, especially in the mountains. Scattered rain showers along with occasional thunderstorms and hail are still expected, with the rain intensifying during the night.
A further slight drop is expected in temperature on Sunday, paving the way to partly cloudy to cloudy and very cold conditions, especially in the mountains. Scattered torrential rain showers along with occasional thunderstorms and hail are still expected.
PMD warns people against flash floods in low areas and valleys, gusty wind, slippery roads, low horizontal visibility during the low pressure and frost formation on next Monday and Tuesday.