Wednesday weather: Skies cold and rainy, snow expected

Damascus, SANA – Low air pressure continued influencing the country accompanied by a wet and cold air mass in the upper layers of the atmosphere; rain fell heavily in most provinces, while the thickness of snow reached 2cm in Damascus countryside.

The heaviest rain amounts were 115mm in Quneitra, 105mm in Lattakia and 100mm in Hama, according to the rains bulletin issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform.

The bulletin added the rain amounts in some Syrian provinces were as follows: Damascus and its countryside 49,5mm, Sweida 68,5mm, Daraa62mm, Quneitra 115mm, Homs 65mm, Hama 100mm, Tartous 86,5mm, Lattakia 105mm, Aleppo 35,5mm and Hasaka 40mm.

The meteorology department expected in its Wednesday bulletin that skies will be cold and rainy sometimes; rain will be mixed with snow, while snow is expected at heights of over 1,000 meters and in the northern areas.

Temperatures will drop to become lower than average from 5 to 8 degrees.

The Department warned against formation of frost at night in the mountainous and most of the inland areas; the winds will be moderate in speed, while the sea waves will be of high in amplitude.

The expected temperatures in some main Syrian cities are as follows: Damascus 08/00, Daraa 09/02, Homs 08/00, Hama 09/01, Lattakia 13/06, Aleppo 08/-1 and Deir Ezzor 12/01.

H. Zain/ Hazem Sabbagh

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