Jordan is a country with a hot and dry climate. Situated on the Arabian peninsula, temperatures can rise above 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 50 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is limited and summers are long and hot.
- According to the WHO, Jordan has one of the lowest levels of water resource availability, per capita, in the world.
- About 70 percent of Jordan's average rainfall in the country falls between November and March while it rarely rains between June and August.
- The average precipitation over Jordan is about 160 mm ranging from 50 mm in the Eastern Badia and 600 mm in the Northern highlands.
- Especially in January and February, heavy rainfall can occur in Jordan. It is especially during this season that you need to be aware of flash floods.
- National Report Jordan - National Center For Agriculture Research And Technology Transfer - Harnessing Salty Water To Enhance Sustainable Livelihoods Of The Rural Poor In Four Countries In West Asia And North Africa: Egypt, Jordan, Syria And Tunisia - 2004
Factsheets on flash floods:
- Floods - The Awesome Power, National Weather Service, US Department of Commerce, NOAA/PA 200467, March 2005.
- http://www.nws.noaa.gov - Flash Flood Brochure
Music Credits for this Tutorial:
Summers Dawn - Geomic Walking Home - By 3Monkeys - Licensed Under: CC BY-SA 3.0.