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Exceeding the average. Rain in Hadera Photo: Shlomi Ben-David
Exceeding the average. Rain in Hadera Photo: Shlomi Ben-David

November rainfall tops annual average

Despite being warmer than usual Israel experiences rainy month with precipitation exceeding average noted in corresponding period last winter

Published: 12.02.12, 23:25 / Israel Environment

Here comes the rain again: Israel experienced a particularly rainy November, with rainfall exceeding seasonal averages in many locations across the country.


The Meteorological Service said Sunday that Eilat alone saw 25 millimeters of rain – 416% more than its average precipitation for the entire winter.


Thunderstorm in Haifa (Photo: Moshe Alenquah)


According to the Meteorological Service's data, November was still warmer than average, topping seasonal readings by 1-2 degrees. September and October were also warmer than usual – also by 1-2 degrees.


The data suggested that 133mm of rain fell in Tel Aviv in November, exceeding the area's average by 115%; 60mm of rain fell in Jerusalem (+87%), 288mm of rain fell in Haifa (+220%) and some 78mm of rain fell in the Negev, exceeding the area's average by 120%.


Still, precipitation in the greater Dead Sea area, the southern Coastal Plain and the Judea Mountains fell short of the seasonal average.




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