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Heavy Rains and Snow in Most of the Syrian Provinces,C* Tartous Port and Oil Outlet closed due to Rainstorm.

Damascus, (SANA) _Syria is influenced by a polar low pressure with cold air mass at all layers of the atmosphere. Meteorology Department on Wednesday expected that heavy rains with thunderstorms would prevail in most of the Syrian provinces. Cloudy/partly cloudy weather forecast for Wednesday evening. Snow will fall over the mountains. At night, the low pressure will reach some of the inland areas while the temperature will be below average. On Thursday, rains and snow will fall over most of the Syrian provinces. The temperature will be from 3 to 4 degrees Celsius below average. Tartous commercial port and oil outlet were closed on Wednesday to shipping activities due to the heavy rains and stormy weather. Meteorology centers in Tartous incidated that the wind speed is 70 Km per hour and the sea waves altitude is 4 meters, expecting that the storm would continue during the coming 24 hours. Director of Tartous Commercial Port Ali Khalil said that the Meteorology centers warned the small ships existed in the sea to enter the basin to protect them and the big ships to lift anchors and maneuver in speed and direction to avoid accidents. Khalil pointed out that no accident has been reported so far and the closure of the port will continue until the end of the storm. R. al-Jazaeri /H. Zein/ H.Sbbagh

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Publication:Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)
Date:Feb 3, 2010
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