I think 2020 will also be the year of extreme weather phenomena.
The latest ‘historical’ storm – as local meteorologists called it – hit Lebanon’s capital Beirut and the surrounding suburbs on December 5, 2020.
“That is historical! That is unprecedented!,” claimed different weather forecasters across the area.
The dramatic hailstorm buried the capital city in up to 3 feet of ice for several hours during the day, thus triggering massive floods and traffic chaos on the major coastal highway.
Saturday’s extreme weather lasted only an hour and remained very local, affecting only the coastal area around Beirut and its suburbs.
Some weather stations in Beirut recorded 50mm of rainfall within 25 minutes. That’s enormous!
Moreover, the temperature dropped from 21°C to 13.5°C minutes after this supercell thunderstorm hit.
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