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Jordan - JMD warns farmers of frost, freezing temperatures expected through Monday


(MENAFN- Jordan Times)

AMMAN — The Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) warns of frost and freezing temperatures on Sunday night until Monday.

According to the JMD, snow is expected to accumulate in the higher elevations in the south. In the late night hours, frost and freezing are expected in many areas, with the west and northwest winds gradually shifting in the evening and night hours to the northeast.

In its report, the JMD warned of low horizontal visibility due to the formation of fog and low clouds.

The report showed that on Monday, there will be a drop in temperatures, which will be lower than average for this time of the year by about 5-7 degrees Celsius.

Head of the Jordan Valley Farmers Union Adnan Khaddam said that so far, there have been no losses in any farms. 

“We are hoping that crops will witness no harm. I encourage farmers to water their crops well to avoid any damage or losses from frost and freezing if it occurs,” Khaddam told The Jordan Times on Sunday.

Osama Zyoud, a farmer in Mafraq, said that they have witnessed heavy rainfall, but without any frost or freezing so far. 

“Freezing is more damaging that frost, as it leads to not only losses in crops, but also technical losses in the irrigation tools, as the water freezes inside the pipes which lead to their explosion,” he told The Jordan Times over the phone.

Zyoud feels positive as temperatures are not expected to drop below -4 celsius, which will not cause damage to any crops. 

“Farmers should cut the water from the pipes by 3am to avoid technical losses,” he added.

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