Scorching deserts to green pastures: Jordan’s assorted weather | News


Roughly the measurement of Portugal, and bordered by Israel to the west, Syria to the north, Iraq to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan is pretty much landlocked – its only port getting Aqaba, at the northern level of the Red Sea. Virtually all of the place, approximately ninety%, is desert. There is rarely any rainfall, which occurs sporadically in spring.

The weather of the Jordanian desert is, as you may hope, incredibly hot in summer, with temperatures often reaching the low 40Cs but in wintertime it can be remarkably chilly, averaging about 10C, with occasional flurries of snow in the hillier parts.

In one smaller corner of the place – in the north-west in the vicinity of the border with northern Israel and south-west Syria – the affect of the close by Mediterranean Sea generates a incredibly unique weather. This spot is also hilly, reaching over one,000 metres (three,300ft), and rainfall is typical from late autumn to the pursuing spring, which means a much greener landscape.

Farther south, the valley of the River Jordan – section of the Good Rift Valley that runs all the way to east Africa – heads down to the Lifeless Sea. At far more than four hundred metres (over one,300ft) down below sea stage, this is the cheapest area on Earth. Below, summers are scorchingly incredibly hot, and winters incredibly delicate.

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