Fickle weather: In the next two days (Thursday and Friday), conditions are expected to prevail in most areas of the country, in light of which the Nature and Parks Authority will close some of its trails. On Saturday there will be a slight drop in temperatures, but there will be an increase in humidity that will increase the feeling of heat stress in the coastal plain.
However, on Sunday and Monday there is expected to be a real reversal in the forecast - cold air falling from Eastern Europe into the warm Mediterranean Sea, causing the development of large clouds that may reach Israel and drop precipitation. Therefore, these days there will be a drop in temperatures and a chance of localized rain throughout the country, with a slight chance of flooding in the eastern and southern swarms.
Hundreds of vacationers visited the nature reserves and national parks during Shabbat//Assaf Dori, Israel Nature and Parks Authority
On Sukkot days, the Hermon site will be open, and entrance will be free of charge. There will be free guided tours daily, special tours marking the 50th anniversary of Yom Kippur, racer tours on the ski slopes and the on-site attractions will operate for a fee as usual.
Forecast in detail
Tomorrow (Thursday), there will be an increase in temperatures, mainly in the mountains and inland, and it will become warmer than usual until Rabi. It will be steamy on the coast, and in the afternoon there will be strong northerly winds. Moderate to heavy heat load in the mountains, heavy in the coastal plain, lowlands and northern Negev, heavy to extreme in the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and Arava. The Mediterranean Sea will be comfortable to wavy with waves 120-40 centimeters high.
On Friday, the weather will remain similar in terms of heat conditions across the country. The Mediterranean Sea will be wavy to high wavy with waves 140-50 centimeters high. Due to the expected scorching heat, the Nature Reserves Authority announced that on Thursday and Friday some of the trails will be closed - and those that remain open will be short and shaded with places to refresh and drink water.
Heavy heat is expected, the Nature and Parks Authority will close unshaded trails, Photo: AP
On Saturday, the holiday of Sukkot, a slight change in the weather trend is expected. There will be a slight drop in temperatures, but it will continue to be warmer than usual for the period. Humidity will rise on the coast and lowlands, leading to an increase in heat load. The Mediterranean Sea will be comfortable to wavy with waves 80-40 centimeters high.
Sunday will be partly cloudy, there will be a noticeable drop in temperatures and they will be close to average for the period - as well as a relief in heat loads. Localized rain is possible, and there is a slight risk of flooding in the south and east of the country. The Mediterranean Sea will be wavy with waves 120-60 centimeters high.
Monday will be partly cloudy, with a further drop in temperatures and will be below average mainly in the mountains and inland. Localized rain is still possible, with a slight risk of flooding in the south and east of the country. The Mediterranean Sea will be wavy to high waves with waves 150-70 centimeters high.
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