RAMALLAH, Sunday, January 16, 2022 (WAFA) – The low pressure and polar front that affected Palestine on Friday is expected to continue today causing the temperature to plummet to 5°C below the seasonal average and paving the way to rainy and very cold conditions, particularly in the mountains, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).
Heavy rain and occasional hail fall and thunderstorms are highly expected in all areas. Gusty westerly to northwesterly winds are expected and sea waves are high.
A significant drop in temperature is expected during the night, with temperature reaching as low as 0°C in the mountains and high areas.
Temperature in the capital, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 8°C and a low of 1°C and in Ramallah and Hebron a high of 7°C and a low of 0°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Jordan Valley temperature is expected to reach a high of 16°C and a low of 7°C, while it is expected to reach a high of 13°C and a low of 5°C in Gaza and the coastal areas.
Monday’s temperature is set to further drop to 6°C below the seasonal average. A chance of frost is expected in most areas in the early morning hours and in the evening and night hours.
Temperature is expected to rise on Tuesday but remains 4°C below the seasonal average, said the PMD, which warned people against flash floods in low areas and valleys, gusty wind, slippery roads, low horizontal visibility during the low pressure and against frost formation on Monday morning.
Rain and thunderstorms are expected in most areas of the country on Wednesday, along with gusty winds.