Unseasonal Showers, Thunderstorms Hit Israel

October 7, 2019
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Rain clouds forming in Jerusalem on Saturday

Monday, 7 October 2019 | Israelis living in the southernmost resort city of Eilat woke up Sunday to an unexpected and unusual for this time of year thunderstorm.

The downpour came after an especially rainy weekend that saw showers hit central parts of Israel as well as Jerusalem.

The wet weather came in stark contrast to the weekend weather forecast that promised the above average high temperatures.

According to Tzahi Wachsman from the Meteo-Tech meteorological organization, light drizzle was predicted in some parts of southern Israel in the late hours of Saturday evening. “The surprise is the location—the center of the country—and the timing—the afternoon hours,” he said.

According to Meteo-Tech, winds in the southwestern Mediterranean Sea will reach speeds of up to 40 kph (17 mph), while the waves could reach heights of up to 90 cm (3 ft).

Today will see a mix of sun and clouds with the temperatures staying at their seasonal average.

Posted on October 7, 2019

Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published in Ynetnews on October 6, 2019. Time related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See the original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: Sarah Yoder/Bridgesforpeace.com