Thursday Will Be The Coldest Day Of The Year In Lebanon

@YaraGmh

Lebanese residents have gotten themselves bundled up in their homes, as the storm named Joyce hit the country with heavy winds, rain, and a skyline covered in fog.

However, Wednesday was just the beginning of the storm. The Meteorological Department at the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport reported that Thursday is expected to be so far the coldest day of the year with some areas of less than 600 meters of altitude experiencing snowfall.

Wednesday’s strong wind speeds of more than 85 kilometers per hour will be nothing compared to what Joyce holds for Thursday.

The heavy rain will begin to slow down during Thursday afternoon when waves of frost are reported to fall due to cold air masses.

While on Friday, summer lovers will get a glimmer of joy as temperatures are expected to rise and winds are expected to drop as well.

Meanwhile, snowfall has blocked mountain roads across the country, mesmerizing citizens with beautiful sceneries, notably in Al-Arz, Ainata, Qobeiyat, Baalbeck, Aqoura, and the Hermel.

According to the Meteorological Department, rainfall has been significantly less so far in Lebanon compared to what the country documented during the same time last year.

Lebanon’s Traffic Management Center urged residents to avoid parking their vehicles near billboards and trees due to the unstable weather, according to the state-run National News Agency.