Summer appeared to finally have given way to fall on Thursday, as the first rain of the season hit northern Israel and was expected to spread throughout the country.
Light showers fell in the northern Galilee region in the morning hours, with temperatures expected to cool down throughout the country for the coming days.
Rain is expected to spread to central and southern Israel late Thursday and continue until Friday afternoon. While temperatures that day are going to be unseasonably low, they are still expected to be warm.
Saturday will be hotter, with temperatures on Sunday rising further. Monday, which is also the eve of Simchat Torah - a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings - is expected to be mild.
Since Wednesday was the September equinox - when day and nighttime are equally divided into 12 hours, days will now become shorter and nights longer.
Temperatures for Thursday: 18-26 in Jerusalem, 26-29 in Tel Aviv, 24-27 in Haifa, 20-30 in Be'er Sheva, 22-28 in Nazareth, 25-33 in Tiberias and 27-35 in Eilat.