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Winter is back in Israel: snowfall on mount Hermon, in the valley flooding the Dead sea

On Monday, 22 February, temperatures fell to below seasonal average: in Jerusalem the day is not above 12 degrees Celsius, and in tel Aviv – not above 17, in Haifa – 15, in Eilat – up to 21.

Intensive rains in the Eastern regions. During the day rainfall is expected throughout the country, at times with thunderstorms and hail.

Strong wind and storm on the coast of the Mediterranean sea (waves up to 5-7 meters).

Monday morning in connection with the floods in the valley of the Dead sea on the background of intense rains the police closed in both directions traffic on 90th road in the area between eyeghe Gedi and Ein Bokek. It is recommended to use alternative routes. For further information about the condition of the roads the police use the phone service 110.

On the territory of the regional Council of Tamar from-for difficult weather conditions were canceled classes in educational institutions.

Amid continuing snowfall was closed to visitors of the ski resort Hermon, according to the website Currently, the thickness of the snow cover on the top of Hermon is 25 centimeters, about the lower line of the lift is 15 inches. It is expected that the snowfall will end on February 23. And, apparently, already on Tuesday, the mountain resort will be opened for tourists.

In recent days the water level in the Kinneret rose 1.5 centimeters.

Tuesday will be partly cloudy weather, the temperature rise, in the morning sometimes it rains. Wednesday – mostly cloudy, a temperature boosting. On Thursday the temperature will rise to above seasonal average, with no precipitation. Friday-Sunday is expected to warm spring weather.

Winter is back in Israel: snowfall on mount Hermon, in the valley flooding the Dead sea 22.02.2016

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