Israel Swelters in Punishing Weeklong Heat Wave

July 28, 2020

by: Attila Somfalvi

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Tuesday, 28 July 2020 | An extreme heat wave hit Israel on Sunday and is set continue at least for the rest of the week, with humidity reaching an alarming 80% in coastal areas.

The Meteo-Tech meteorological company said that a shallow, seasonal weather over the region has triggered the current heat wave.

“We will feel a steep increase in temperature, with high humidity along the coastline,” said Meteo-Tech meteorologist Tzahi Waxman. “The following days will be characterized by heavy and even severe heat throughout the country, especially around midday,” he added. 

“Temperatures along the coastline will remain steady at 30–32°Celsius [86–89.6°F],” Waxman added. “But the humidity will increase to 80% and will make it feel closer to 40°C [104°F], with the heat only dissipating around the weekend.”

On Monday, temperatures [were] less sweltering, mostly in the central mountainous regions of the country, but humidity [increased].

Temperatures are not expected to change on Tuesday, with high humidity and extreme heat reigning in most parts the country.

The hot spell is expected to continue throughout Wednesday and Thursday, with weather returning to its seasonal average around Friday and Saturday.

Posted on July 28, 2020

Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published by Ynetnews on July 26, 2020. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

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