Photo: Matan Turkiah
Photo: Matan Turkiah
Heat wave drives Israelis to the beach
Intense heat across the country has driven tens of thousands of Israelis and vacationers to take to the country's numerous beaches to find a respite from intense temperatures and sun.
A Saturday heat wave throughout the country has driven thousands of Israelis to the country's beaches in an attempt to beat the heat and relax.



Palmahim Beach and the Palmahim National Park and Rishon LeZion beaches were filled to capacity with tens of thousands of beachgoers. In the north, some 30,000 travelers are expected at the Kinneret.


Tel Aviv beaches (Photo: Motti Kimchi) (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Tel Aviv beaches (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


Heat across the country    (צילום: מתן טורקיה, מוטי קמחי, בראל אפרים, דגנית סרלין, אמיר חן ושרית פלצ'י מיארה רשות הטבע והגנים)

Heat across the country


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Despite temperatures beginning to decrease slightly in the late afternoon, humidity is expected to rise until later at night Saturday, when the heat is expected to break across the country.


In Be'er Sheva and Eilat, temperatures are over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), while in Tel Aviv, temperatures stand at a sweltering 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36 Celsius). Jerusalem comes in slightly cooler at 89 F (32 C).


Herzliya beaches (Photo: Matan Turkiah) (Photo: Matan Turkiah)
Herzliya beaches (Photo: Matan Turkiah)


Bat Yam beaches
Bat Yam beaches


Photo: Motti Kimchi (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Photo: Motti Kimchi


Officials from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Police and MDA are asking travelers to drink water, bring sunscreen and a head cover as high temperatures and intense sunlight have already led to several cases of dehydration and heat stroke.


Photo: Barel Ephraim (Photo: Barel Ephraim)
Photo: Barel Ephraim


Photo: Barel Ephraim (Photo: Barel Ephraim)
Photo: Barel Ephraim


Photo: Barel Ephraim (Photo: Barel Ephraim)
Photo: Barel Ephraim


Temperatures are expected to drop significantly Sunday, with decreases of 12-16 degrees being forecast.


(Translated and edited by Fred Goldberg)


פרסום ראשון: 04.22.17, 15:41
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