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Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall hit Israel as winter returns
After several days of above seasonal average weather, temperatures will dip once again over the weekend, bringing storms and possible flooding; snow expected on Mount Hermon.
After several days of unusually warm weather, Israeli winter is expected to make its return Wednesday with rain showers and strong winds hitting most parts of the country. The weather is expected to be misty and there are fears of flooding in eastern and southern rivers. Overnight the rain is expected to spread and intensify, and will be accompanied by thunderstorms in some parts of the country.

 

 

The northeast winds in the Mediterranean Sea will reach speeds of up to 50 kph (31 mph) while the height of the waves could reach of up to one meter (3 feet).

 

The Israel Police said in anticipation of another storm system the country’s roads will be reinforced with additional police officers, adding there are possibility of road closures. "The Israel Police is calling upon the public to drive carefully and avoid traveling on flooded roadways,” said the police statement. "The public must act with extreme caution near water reservoirs where there is a danger of slipping, drifting and drowning."

 

Rainy weather in Israel (Photo: AP)
Rainy weather in Israel (Photo: AP)

 

On Thursday, the temperatures will dip significantly and humidity will also increase. Rain showers will encompass most parts of the country and eastern and southern rivers are once again expected to flood. In the afternoon hours the rain will gradually stop. 

 

The southwest winds in the Mediterranean Sea will reach speeds of up to 40 kph (25 mph) while the height of the waves could reach of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet).

 

Stormy weather in Tel Aviv (Photo: Gabi Bernstein)
Stormy weather in Tel Aviv (Photo: Gabi Bernstein)

 

On Friday there will be a mix of sun and clouds and the temperatures will return to the seasonal average. Rain, with possible thunderstorms, will spread from northern parts of the country to central Israel. Snow is expected to fall on Mount Hermon.

 

On Saturday, intermittent rain is expected in northern Israel and some parts of the Negev Desert. Temperatures will once again dip below seasonal average. There are fears of flooding the Judean Desert and the Jordan Valley, with continued snowfall on Mount Hermon.

 


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