Citrus trees soaked with water as result of Wednesday's rain. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Farmers were overjoyed Wednesday when winter's first showers fell on their lands in south Lebanon, but experts remain wary of what the rains might bring in light of the ongoing garbage crisis in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. Farmers in the south stopped harvesting crops, waiting for the fresh precipitation to be absorbed, deeming the rains a "blessing". Farmers rejoiced at the sight of the rainfall, expressing optimism that this winter season would bring them a bountiful harvest next year.Possible sporadic showers at times are to be expected, but the bulletin added that there would be a gradual improvement of the weather starting in the afternoon.
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