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Brief hot spell in Israel to give way to winter's last gasp
Israelis rush to the beach as unseasonably warm temperatures hit the country for the next few days before another storm system brings strong winds and thunderstorms
The temperatures across Israel are expected to surge well above the seasonal average on Tuesday and Wednesday, before another storm system brings floods and thunderstorms, according to meteorological services. Despite the unusually warm weather, Tuesday will see a mix of sun and clouds.

 

 

In the northern city of Haifa, the temperatures will rise to some 18 degrees celsius on Tuesday and 22 on Wednesday. In Tel Aviv, it will be 21 degrees on Tuesday and 24 a day later, while the southern city of Be’er-Sheva, will see some 24 degrees on Tuesday and 26 on Wednesday.

 

Unusually warm weather brings Israelis to Tel Aviv beach (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Unusually warm weather brings Israelis to Tel Aviv beach (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

 

The northeast winds in the Mediterranean Sea will reach speeds of up to 25 kph (16 mph), while in the north of the country the speeds will reach some 40 kph (25 mph). The waves could reach the heights of up to 70cm (2 feet).

 

On Wednesday, the weather will remain warm, dry and possibly hazy, while the winds will intensify. Toward the evening hours of the day, the temperatures will drop and intermittent rain will spread from northern parts of the country to central Israel. 

Summery weather in Galilee (Photo: Nature and Parks Authority)
Summery weather in Galilee (Photo: Nature and Parks Authority)

 

Overnight Wednesday, snowfall will hit Mount Hermon, while the Jordan Valley will see possible floods. The southeast winds in the Mediterranean Sea will reach speeds of up to 50 kph (31 mph), while the waves could reach the height of up to 150cm (5 feet).

  

Thursday morning will see a significant drop in temperatures, with intermittent rain spreading from northern Israel all the way to the northern Negev. Colder weather will bring wind gusts and there are fears of flooding in the Jordan Valley and in the Dead Sea area.

 

Thunderstorm in Modi'in (Photo: Paz Tzemach)
Thunderstorm in Modi'in (Photo: Paz Tzemach)

 

The southwest winds in the Mediterranean Sea will reach speeds of up to 55 kph (34 mph), while the waves could reach the height of up to 380cm (12 feet).

 

Friday will once again see a mix of sun and clouds, and local rain will hit northern parts of the country. In the late afternoon hours the rain will strengthen and spread to central Israel, accompanied by possible thunderstorms.

 


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