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Nahal Habesor (The Besor Stream) 2013 (L) 2014 (R) (Photo: Roee Idan, Eli Betzri)
Photo: Roee Idan, Eli Betzri
Before & after: Rain and drought
Israel has had a bizarre winter, what began with a massive storm that covered parts of the country in snow has now become a sunny drought season. Ynet put together the best pictures of Israel's warm winter
Israelis and tourists visiting the country took to the beaches Thursday, enjoying the unusually hot Israeli winter day.

 

 

Friday will see rain again, but it's drought in Israel and Ynet has picked the best pictures the country's hot winter, which began with a draughty snow storm but ended with a drought.

 

Before and after: Rain and drought

Nahal Beersheba (Beersheba Stream): From flowing in 2013 to almost dry in 2014 (Photo: Roee Ida, Omri Haruv)
Nahal Beersheba (Beersheba Stream): From flowing in 2013 to almost dry in 2014 (Photo: Roee Ida, Omri Haruv)

 

Nahal Habesor (The Besor Stream) 2013 (L) 2014 (R) (Photo: Roee Idan, Eli Betzri)
Nahal Habesor (The Besor Stream) 2013 (L) 2014 (R) (Photo: Roee Idan, Eli Betzri)

Besor Stream runs dry (Photo: Roee Idan)
Besor Stream runs dry (Photo: Roee Idan)

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Besor Stream. 2014 (Photo: Roee Idan)

 

It wasn't alway this dry, this is the same stream last winter:

Almost rapids at Besor Stream. 2013 (Photo: Roee Idan)
Almost rapids at Besor Stream. 2013 (Photo: Roee Idan)
 

 

The Valley:
Dry earth in Emek Yezreel (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)
Dry earth in Emek Yezreel (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)

 

(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)

(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)

Tel Aviv hit by winter heat:
Febuary 2014 in Tel Aviv. Looks cold (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Febuary 2014 in Tel Aviv. Looks cold (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

The water must be freezing! (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
The water must be freezing! (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


Gilad Morag and Maor Buchnik contributed to this report

 

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