Hail covers the road connecting Chekka to Koura in north Lebanon on Friday, Nov. 21,2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Heavy rain hit Lebanon Friday and is expected to last for two days, with total precipitation so far this winter already exceeding the yearly average for this time of year, according to the Meteorological Department.A source from the Meteorological Department at Rafik Hariri International Airport told The Daily Star average rainfall in Beirut since September this year has reached 227.2 milliliters, exceeding the general average of 124 milliliters for the period.The total precipitationin Beirut for the same period was only 37.38 milliliters last year, one of the driest years the country has witnessed in decades. The source said the rain would stop by Sunday, but continue midweek, starting Tuesday or Wednesday.
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