Jordan | For these reasons, it is not recommended to swim in the Dead Sea this weekend

2024-02-28 2024-02-28T03:01:31Z
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Arabia Weather - Starting today, Wednesday , the Kingdom will be affected by the extension of the Siberian high, and this coincides with the presence of a surface air high to the east of the Kingdom, which, God willing, will push active southeasterly winds accompanied by strong gusts at times, and its impact will increase over the weekend.

 

Because the blowing of the eastern winds coincides with the weekend, on Thursdays and Fridays , when there are many outdoor activities and going to tourist places, including the Dead Sea , the staff of the weather forecasting department at the “Arab Weather” Center advises swimming enthusiasts not to swim in the Dead Sea during the weekend. week, for reasons we can summarize as follows:

 

  • The speed of the eastern wind doubles as it descends from the mountain highlands towards the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea
  • Waves rise due to the activity of eastern winds
  • The blowing of the easterly winds will push the swimmers to the Palestinian side, making it difficult to return or drowning, God forbid
  • Due to the salinity of the Dead Sea, high waves may lead to water entering swimmers’ eyes and thus making it difficult to swim or drowning, God forbid

 

It is noteworthy that the region rarely witnesses drownings related to this matter, but some incidents have occurred in the past, the most recent of which was in March of 2015, which led to one death and the drift of dozens towards the Palestinian coast to the west, which led to the intervention of civil defense and public security teams with the support of the armed forces. The Jordanian Arab Army, represented by the Royal Navy.

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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