Snow and hail hit parts of Lebanon on April 21, 2019, blocking multiple roads and damaging crops across the country.
Cedars recorded 40 cm (15.7 inches), leaving farmers worried that fruit-bearing trees will be damaged if temperatures drop further, The Daily Star reported.
5 to 20 cm (1.9 - 7.8 inches) of snow accumulated in Rashaya and Western Bekaa at an altitude of 900 m (2 950 feet), damaging many greenhouses and trapping cattle.
Snow cut off the towns of Shebaa and Kfar Shuba in the country's south with 15 - 25 cm (5.9 - 9.8 inches) of snow while heavy rain caused Hasbani and Wazzani rivers to overflow.
Snow covered most of the towns above 1 100 m (3 600 feet) in Dinnieh, northern Lebanon, causing agricultural damage, especially to pear, apple and cherry trees.
Meteorology Department said cold temperatures are expected to last until April 22, when temperatures will start rising but remain below average.
Featured image credit: Ric Mtr
September 27, 2019
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 12:05 UTC on September 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was...
September 25, 2019
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Southwest Indian Ridge at 21:19 UTC on September 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). M5.1 earthquake was registered...
September 18, 2019
China's northernmost city of Mohe, Heilongjiang Province received new season's first snow on September 15, 2019. According to the local observatory, the snow came 25 days earlier than last year. The area, which is considered the coldest in China,...
September 16, 2019
Just a week after a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai," two cities in Chiba Prefecture released evacuation advisories to more than 47 000 residents due to possible mudslides. According to weather officials, torrential rains hit several parts of the prefecture...
September 16, 2019
The same weather system that left 6 people dead in Spain, affected northern Algeria by the end of the last week, dumping very heavy rain and giant hailstones. Algeria's capital received 40 mm (1.5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes on September 13, which is the...