After months of drought, heavy storms and lower temperatures hit Lebanon on Friday (December 10th) and are expected to continue through the weekend.
Winds lashed the country at about 100km per hour. Several cars destroyed by a radio transmitter tower blowing over in Beirut. The storm downed power cables in the Chouf Mountains, resulting in power cuts.
At the Beirut international airport, flights were grounded and four small planes were destroyed by winds topping 100 km per hour.
In the north, severe crop damage was reported, with trees blocking the road to Syria. Snowfall is expected early next week, the meteorological department said in a statement.