Iraq | A polar air front crosses the northern regions on Thursday, and heavy snow is expected

طقس العرب GO 2022-01-26 2022-01-26T09:12:32Z
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Iraq | A polar air front crosses the northern regions on Thursday, and heavy snow is expected

Arab Weather - The Arab Weather Center expects that the northern regions of Iraq will cross Thursday, especially with the late morning hours and noon and during the day, a polar air front, behind which the polar winds are rushing cold, so there is a significant decrease in temperatures, especially in the western and northern regions, and the weather becomes bitterly cold. In the northern highlands, and very cold in the north and west of the country, while it is relatively cold to cold in the rest of the regions.

The polar air front begins to cross in the northern regions during the day on Wednesday, pushing large amounts of rain clouds, and showers of rain fall on the north of the country. The rains are sometimes heavy and accompanied by heavy showers of hail, coinciding with the crossing of low clouds touching the surface of the earth working to form thick fog.

Coinciding with the occurrence of a noticeable intensification of the surface wind speed to be westerly to southwesterly moderate to active speed, accompanied by strong gusts touching the 100-meter barrier in the western regions and causing dust and thick dust.

Snow over the mountainous heights that rise above 700 meters in the north

With the crossing of the polar air front and the flow of polar winds in the layers of the atmosphere in a way that allows for strong snowfalls, it is expected, God willing, that the dense and accumulated snow will fall over the northern mountainous heights, whose height ranges between 700 to 800 meters above sea level, on Wednesday.

It is also expected, with will, that the opportunity will remain for the occurrence of intermittent snow and rain in the western regions of Iraq.

The control of the polar air mass over the country on Thursday/Friday night

With the Thursday/Friday night hours, heavy rains and heavy hail continue to fall on the northern regions, with heavy and accumulated snow falling over the northern mountainous heights, but with a decrease in the level of precipitation to about 700 meters extending below that sometimes, coinciding with the crossing of low clouds touching the surface The ground leads to the formation of thick fog.

The frigid Siberian Arctic wind deepens on Thursday/Friday night and a wide wave of ice

With the deepening of the influence of the polar air mass in the central regions, the weather forecast staff at the Arab Regional Weather Center is expected to deepen the influence of the very cold polar air mass and be stationed over Iraq on Thursday/Friday night, leading to the flow of cold northwestern winds as temperatures drop sharply and tangibly to become Temperatures are below zero degrees Celsius in large areas of western and northern Iraq, and the roads are still wet, which leads to the formation of a large-scale ice wave over those areas. The ice formation includes internal and external roads in cities, which poses a real danger when walking on the roads, while the rest of the areas witness severe weather. Cold and temperatures are very low, reaching only 3 degrees Celsius in the capital, Baghdad, while they are slightly higher in the southern regions.

In light of the expected weather conditions, the Arab Weather Center advises the necessity of:

  • Attention to the danger of torrential rains and the flow of valleys in some areas
  • Attention to the danger of falling and accumulating heavy snows and the occurrence of road closures and impeding the aspects of public life in the exposed areas
  • Attention to the danger of freezing and icing, which poses a danger to driving on the roads and to livestock plants, so it is advised to prepare early for this
  • Reducing and not driving on roads that witness the formation of snow
  • The safe use of heating devices and heavy clothing, especially for the elderly and children.

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God knows

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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