A thick layer of snow covers the Lazzab Ecolodge in Hermel. (Photo by Hussein Dandach)
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The ski season in Lebanon officially began Friday as residents of Lebanon headed to resorts in the Cedars and Faqra, as well as in the mountain towns of Faraya and Bsharri, which were blanketed in slow.For the second consecutive day, winter set in for adventure seekers and hapless residents alike, as those in the capital experienced rainfall while Lebanese areas as low as 1,200 meters saw freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall.Although Beirut didn't see snow, it did experience up to 180 millimeters of precipitation compared with 150.7 millimeters on the same day last year, according to Friday's morning weather forecast from the meteorology department at Rafik Hariri International Department.Earlier in the morning, towns in north Lebanon's Bsharri district had been covered with snow, and temperatures had dropped to minus 2 degrees Celsius in Bsharri, and minus 3 degrees in the Cedars, where temperatures will range from minus 2 to minus 3 degrees over the weekend.
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