ברד כבד בפתח תקווה
Heavy sleet near central city of Petah Tikva
Photo: Yoav Zitun
Heavy sleet near central city of Petah Tikva

Heavy sleet in Tel Aviv area ahead of harsh weekend

As destructive storm system, which claimed several lives and caused billions in damages, still fresh in memory, Israel braces for another frosty weekend

Attila Somfalvi, Alexandra Lukash |
Published: 01.22.20 , 19:19
Local rain showers around the country expected to end by Wednesday evening, with heavy sleet raining around Tel Aviv metropolitan area in the afternoon, leaving the area covered in ice.
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  • Thursday is expected to be partly cloudy with rain in northern and central Israel. On Thursday evening, heavy rain clouds will travel from the north all the way to the upper reaches of the Negev desert, accompanied by strong winds and possible thunderstorms.
    ברד כבד בפתח תקווהברד כבד בפתח תקווה
    Heavy sleet near central city of Petah Tikva
    (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
    Snowfall expected on Mount Hermon, with light snowfall around the northern region of the Golan Heights.
    Local rainfall, strong winds, and low temperatures are expected Friday morning all around the country.
    ברד בראש העיןברד בראש העין
    Hail in central city of Rosh Haayin
    (Photo: Eliana Shtein)
    Rainfall will dissipate as the day continues, with the evening expected to be clear and with low temperatures.
    Saturday will be partly cloudy, with a small rise in temperatures.
    Nighttime expected to be cold throughout the country. Sunday will be partly cloudy and temperatures will rise.
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