After a day of burning, pollution and fires - temperatures drop
The strong easterly winds that were blown during the day caused high air pollution and large fires in open areas.
In Majd al-Krum, firefighters were forced to evacuate some residents after the fire approached houses.
In the coming hours, temperatures have dropped and tomorrow they are expected to be lower than usual.
Rain is expected between Sunday and Monday
Yoav Itiel and Karin Sagi
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 16:56 Updated: 19:17
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Firefighting near Majd al-Krum, May 21, 2022 (Fire and Rescue Spokeswoman)
The fire that prevailed today, and the strong easterly winds that accompanied it, caused several unusual events during the day, including large fires and the closure of beaches and parks.
In the area of Majd al-Krum, a large thunderstorm raged, during which it was necessary to evacuate residents of the village, when under the auspices of the strong winds, the fire progressed to the first line of houses in the village.
The fire was extinguished with the help of the Elad Fire Squadron, after efforts that lasted about three hours.
Other fires in open areas raged near Qalansua, the Jaljulia interchange, Kfar Saba and the Neve Yemin junction.
Due to the strong winds, beaches in the Sea of Galilee were closed for fear of drifting.
In addition, the JNF asked the public to refrain from reaching parks and forests for fear of collapsing branches and trees and due to the danger of fires.
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Due to the high infection, susceptible populations were advised to refrain from physical activity.
Haze in the Carmel (Photo: Photos by surfers, Anat Elzam)
Despite the unusual weather, about 100,000 hikers visited nature reserves and national parks today.
Among the prominent sites were the Yarkon Tel Afek National Park with about 3,900 visitors, the Masada National Park and the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve with about 3,000 visitors, the Gan Hashlosha National Park with about 2,800 visitors and the Tel Ashkelon National Park with about 2,400 visitors.
In the last few hours temperatures have started to drop, towards a night that is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy.
Tomorrow will be partly cloudy to clear.
Temperatures have dropped considerably and will be slightly lower than normal for the season.
During the night between Sunday and Monday, local rain is expected in the north of the country, and there may be occasional thunderstorms.
Monday will be partly cloudy to clear, with no significant change in temperatures.
In the morning there may still be light rain in the north of the country.
Tuesday will see a rise in temperatures and it will be partly cloudy to clear.
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