Israelis appear to have only hours left to enjoy the recent hot spell as the winter is set to return on Tuesday evening, with rain and low temperatures hitting northern Israel and later spreading to other parts of the country.
The change signals the onset of another cold front, which is expected to last for at least the rest of the week.
The Meteo-Tech meteorological company said the cold front will kick off in the north, with thunderstorms and hail hitting the area late in the evening. In addition, strong, easterly winds will prevail in the area.
In the Mediterranean, northeasterly winds will reach up to 35 kph (22 mph), while the waves could reach the height of up to 150 cm (5 feet).
In the northern city of Haifa, the temperatures will range from 18 degrees celsius during the day Thursday to just 12 degrees at night. In Tel Aviv, the weather will be similar, with a range of 20 degrees during the day and 12 degrees at night.
In the southern city of Be’er Sheva, temperatures will range from 21 degrees throughout the day to 12 degrees at night. In Jerusalem, the temperatures will be cooler, reaching 14 degrees during the day and falling to 8 degrees overnight.
In the southernmost city of Eilat, the weather will remain relatively warm with 25 degrees during the day and 15 degrees at night.
On Wednesday morning showers will spread from the north to the rest of the country and may be accompanied by thunderstorms in some areas. There are fears of flooding in eastern and southern rivers. The temperatures will drop significantly, and winds will reach the speed of 50 kph (31 mph) in some areas.
On Thursday, rain is expected in the north of the country as well as the northern Negev in the south.
Friday will see a mix of sun and clouds in most parts of the country during the morning and afternoon hours, with a slight increase in temperature. In the evening, however, the rain will return and spread from northern Israel to the center of the county.