RAMALLAH, Thursday, January 27, 2022 (WAFA) – The low pressure is set to continue to affect the region today, paving the way to cloudy, stormy and unseasonably very cold conditions and causing temperature to plummet to 9°C below the seasonal average, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).
Occasional rain showers, possibly torrential, along with thunderstorms and hail are expected on most districts. Chance of snow is expected on mountain peaks at an altitude of +700 meters above sea level in the dawn and early morning hours. Snow flurries are expected on mountains at an altitude of +1000 meters above sea level.
Active southwesterly to westerly wind blows in daytime with occasional gusts of 70 km/h, while moderate to active southwesterly wind blows in the night. Sea waves are high in daytime and medium in the night.
Temperature in the capital, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 5°C and a low of 3°C and in Ramallah and Hebron a high of 4°C and a low of 2°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Jordan Valley temperature is expected to reach a high of 13°C and a low of 9°C, while it is expected to reach a high of 11°C and a low of 8°C in Gaza and the coastal areas.
Friday’s weather continues to be partly cloudy to cloudy and unseasonably very cold with a slight rise of temperature. Sporadic torrential rain showers along with occasional thunderstorms and hail are expected.
Saturday’s temperature is set to further rise and approach 5°C below the seasonal average, with partly cloudy to cloudy and unseasonably very cold conditions. Sporadic light rain showers are expected, with the chance of rainfall tapering off during the day.
Sunday’s temperature is set to further rise, but yet remains unseasonably low, paving the way to clear and cold conditions.
PMD warns people against floods in flood-prone areas, gusty wind, slippery roads, low horizontal visibility, snow accumulation and traffic congestion on mountains peaks on Thursday morning as well as of frost formation on Sunday morning.