Preparing for scorching weather: The heat that began today (Thursday) is expected to continue until tomorrow afternoon bringing with it haze, sandstorms and localized rain. The possibility of rain with a slight risk of flooding in the south and east will begin as early as this evening. The evening and night will be partly cloudy to cloudy and relatively warm. At the same time, localized rain is possible, accompanied by thunderstorms, and strong bursts of wind. There is a slight risk of flooding in the southern and eastern streams.
On Friday the weather will be breezy and breezy in most areas, in the south of the country sandstorms are expected, high and medium clouds will cover the sky, and localized rain is possible, accompanied by strong winds and isolated thunderstorms. In the evening, cooler and humid air will penetrate, and the heat will gradually break.
Sands and haze on the runways: the weather hit the airspace at Ben Gurion Airport
Meanwhile, the Israel Electric Corporation is preparing for the hot evening and the continuation of the heat on Friday by deploying reinforced forces at service centers, washing power lines, reinforcing response teams, promoting generators, lifting platforms and any equipment necessary to repair damage that may occur, mainly for fear of fires. The IEC also said that "under the guidance of Noga, the system management company, all of the company's available production units are operating and ready to respond as needed."
The IEC also noted that "today the company produces only about half of the total electricity production in the economy, the rest are produced by private producers, most of them from natural gas and a minority from renewable energies." In an exceptional manner and under special procedure, the Planning Administration approved the immediate operation of a new power plant in Kiryat Gat that will produce electricity. The decision follows power outages last weekend. In light of this, as a result of a crisis in the energy sector. This means that already this weekend, when another extreme heat wave is expected, the plant will be able to operate immediately and provide the necessary response to the entire population.
We are preparing for the continuation of the fire. Tel Aviv Beach (Archive), photo: Oren Ben Hakon
Saturday will be partly cloudy to clear, there will be a noticeable drop in temperatures, and they will return to close to average for the period.
This Sunday, the weather will continue to remain stable and will be partly cloudy to clear, with normal temperatures for the season.
On Monday the weather will be partly cloudy to clear, with a slight increase in temperatures, mainly in the mountains and inland.
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