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In Israel back winter: rains during the week, snowfall in the Golan heights

According to an updated forecast of state weather Bureau, this week snowfall is expected not only on mount Hermon and other peaks of the Golan heights. In other parts of the country during the week will be rain (except for the South Negev and Eilat). There is a danger of flooding in the lowlands.

The site is reported that the snowfall on the Hermon deadline is Friday, February 17. It is expected that the temperature at the top of Hermon will range from -3 to 2 degrees Celsius. During all these days a high probability of snowfall in other parts of the Golan.

Snow conditions mountain resort Hermon, apparently, will be closed to visitors.

Due to low temperature in the Golan heights, and in some areas of the Upper Galilee, there is no ice on the roads. The icing of the sides of runs was observed on the night of 12 February, including on the Coastal highway in the Haifa area.

The previous snowfall in the Golan heights and the Upper Galilee were observed on 27-28 January. Then wet snow was on the hills of Jerusalem, but the snow cover in the mountains of the center of the country was not formed.

In the past winter season, heavy snowfall in the mountainous areas of the North and centre of the country was observed on 25-26 January 2016.

— Snow storm in January 2016. Photos

The most snowy winter in Israel

«Most snow» in the last decade was a winter storm in December 2013 and in January of 2013, when snow fell even in the coastal areas of the country, and snow in Jerusalem kept for about a week. Before «the snowy» over the past 20 years forecasters called winter season 2011-2012.

Once the snow falls in Jerusalem, and in the second half of March. On the morning of 17 March 1998 in the capital was dust storm, the air temperature was over 20 degrees Celsius, in the afternoon it began to rain, and by evening the snow fell and the morning of 18 March Jerusalemites were snowdrifts on the streets.

The most snow in the history of Israel is the February, 1950, when the snow within a few days was covered not only North and hills in the Jerusalem area, but almost the entire country, including tel Aviv.

In Israel back winter: rains during the week, snowfall in the Golan heights 12.02.2017

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