Weather of Arabia - Jordan includes several governorates and regions, each region consisting of four governorates diverse in their topography and climate, and these regions are three regions, the North Region, which includes four governorates (Irbid, Jerash, Ajloun, and Mafraq), and the Central Region, which includes all of (the capital, Amman). Balqa, Zarqa, Madaba, and the southern region, which includes (Aqaba, Ma'an, Tafila, and Karak).
Each of these regions contains high mountainous areas, characterized by cold to very cold weather conditions in the winter and pleasant and moderate to relatively hot weather in the summer, and each region contains an area that is highest above sea level.
In the North Region, the highest mountain peak is Umm al-Draj Mountain, which is 1,247 meters above sea level. It is located between the governorates of Jerash and Ajloun. In the Central Region, the highest mountain peak is the Tlaa al-Ali area, which ranges in height from 1,100 meters to 1,200 meters. It is located within the capital, Amman.
As for the southern region, it includes the highest mountain peak in Jordan, which is the summit of Mount Umm al-Dami, with a height of 1854 meters above sea level, which is located in the Wadi Rum region within the borders of Aqaba Governorate, specifically near the border adjacent to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, so this mountain is distinguished by its view of the region. surrounding due to its great height above sea level.
Why does snow rarely fall on Umm al-Dami Mountain?
As we head from the north to the south of the Kingdom or from west to east, we will find a decrease in rainfall amounts, as the general average rainfall in the Umm al-Dami region ranges between 50 to 100 mm, so its climate tends to be dry, and weather depressions in the winter have a major impact. In the northern and western regions of the Kingdom, Umm al-Dami Mountain is located far from the centers of air depressions, and the cold masses weaken as we head south.
Umm al-Dami Mountain is considered the ideal choice for climbing enthusiasts. It takes approximately two hours to climb. The mountain also includes an astronomical observatory to introduce tourists to the image of the sky, the constellations, stars, celestial constellations, and others.
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