Lebanon News

Light rain, high wind cause road accident, traffic

High waves disrupt movement of ships and boats in Lebanon's Sidon on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: Several people were injured Tuesday when six vehicles crashed into each other in north Lebanon due to bad weather conditions.

The National News Agency said the accident took place on al-Hasniyi-Arqa road, adding that the wounded were transferred to nearby hospitals.

The weather also caused high waves on the Ain al-Mreisseh road, causing suffocating traffic on the bustling seaside street. In the coastal city of Sidon, high waves forced many fishermen to return to the docks and remain indoors.

Temperatures significantly dropped Tuesday, following days of warm winds and high temperatures.

Lebanon will be witnessing light rain and strong winds for the next three days, according to the Meteorology Department at Rafik Hariri International Airport.

On Wednesday, the weather is expected to remain partly cloudy with a chance of light rain and a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius in Beirut. While in the north and east of the country, temperatures will range between 16 to 24 degrees Celsius.





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