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Wednesday to be hottest day of year so far.

Summary: Lebanon is set to experience the hottest day of the year so far Wednesday. "If the forecast proves accurate, Wednesday will be the hottest day so far in 2019," a source from the Meteorology Department at Rafik Hariri International Airport told The Daily Star Tuesday.

BEIRUT: Lebanon is set to experience the hottest day of the year so far Wednesday. "If the forecast proves accurate, Wednesday will be the hottest day so far in 2019," a source from the Meteorology Department at Rafik Hariri International Airport told The Daily Star Tuesday.

The department forecast that temperatures Wednesday were set to reach 31 degrees Celsius on the coast, 32 in the mountains and 36 in the Bekaa Valley, with lows of 11, 18 and 16 degrees respectively.

The hot spell will kick-start temperatures expected to soar well above seasonal averages. The source said temperatures for this time of year across Lebanon averaged 27.3 C.

Thursday is also set to be a scorcher, with temperatures forecast to range from 11 to 31 on the coast, 18-31 in the mountains and 16-36 in the Bekaa Valley.

The warm temperatures will be accompanied by low levels of humidity, few clouds and light winds.

Lebanon experienced lower than average temperatures for a longer period this year, with snow falling as late as last month. In the last week of April, below-seasonal averages, fluctuating between 11 and 20 degrees in coastal regions, were accompanied by scattered rains in the highlands.

Despite the warmth, there is still snow in some mountain areas, including in Faraya.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Geographic Code:7LEBA
Date:May 15, 2019
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