Frem says recent rain showers are very harmful and damaging to wheat, barley crops

Board of Directors Chair at the Agricultural Scientific Research Department in Tel Amara, Michel Frem, indicated Saturday that the recent fluctuating weather in Lebanon is "due to the arrival of moist western winds, which led to the formation of clouds and scattered rains with high temperatures that remained within the limits of 30 degrees.

Frem explained that these sporadic rain showers "are very harmful since they trigger an increase of insects and fungal diseases, and destroy crops especially wheat and barley."

He disclosed that this weather condition would end on Sunday evening, returning to normal warm summer temperatures.

Source: National News Agency