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Hottest Day of Year in Lebanon at 40 Degrees
By Staff, Agencies
Temperatures are set to top 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of Lebanon Friday, making it the hottest day of the year so far.
According to the morning forecast from the Beirut airport’s meteorology department, temperatures will reach highs of 41 degrees in Beqaa, 37 degrees in the mountains and 39 degrees along the coast and in Beirut.
The scorching temperatures will be accompanied by gusting winds, especially in north Lebanon, carrying with them dust. Temperatures will begin to decrease in the afternoon, along with an increase in humidity.
Allergy and asthma monitoring app Sensio Air evaluated the pollution in Beirut Friday to be at level 10, the highest category, which indicates harmful levels of air pollution
Saturday is set to be cooler, with temperatures ranging between 13 and 27 degrees on the coast; 15 and 24 degrees in the mountains and 16 and 30 degrees in Beqaa.
The decrease in temperatures will continue through Sunday, when temperatures are expected to reach highs of 27 degrees on the coast and 23 in the mountains. However, Beqaa will see a slightly warmer Sunday, with temperatures reaching a high of 31.
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