The northwestern regions of Libya suffered severe weather extreme

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 14:30

Starting from Saturday evening 26 / 11 / 2022 to Sunday 27 / 11 / 2022, the northwestern regions of Libya were affected by air depression at 1007 hPa, associated with air depression in the upper layers of the atmosphere. This situation led to heavy rains recorded between 45 - 128 mm within 24 hours causing local valleys runoff and flash flooding leading to two deaths.

Roads were closed due to heavy rains and strong winds, which reached 80 km/h and caused trees, lighting poles, electrical wires and some building walls to fall. The strong winds also led to severe disturbances in the state of sea, and to wave height reaching 5 m on the western coast of Libya.

The Ministry of Education had given instructions to suspend schools during this period based on the early warnings issued and disseminated by the National Meteorological Center ( NMC ) to public sectors and via media 72 hours before the weather fluctuations urging them to take more care and caution.

The emergency room of the Ministry of Water Resources called on residents residing near water reception tanks and natural water basins to evacuate their homes in anticipation of any emergency occurring during the heavy rains


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