Kinneret rises & snow on Mount Hermon in Israel’s 1st winter storm of season

Scattered showers from the Galilee to the Negev broke the unseasonably warm weather.

Rain & lower temperatures forecasted to continue over weekend.




The first winter storm of the season hit Israel on Thursday as the unseasonably warm weather experienced throughout November gave way to rainfall and even snow.

A SOLDIER enjoys the weather on Mt. Hermon [file]

A SOLDIER enjoys the weather on Mt. Hermon – File Photo: IDF Spokesman

Lake Kinneret rose for the first time since April on Thursday morning – by 1 centimeter – as a direct result of ongoing rains, the Water Authority said.

The Kinneret’s water level is now 211.40 meters below sea level, 2.6 meters from full capacity.

After an arid month of November, storms over Israel for the past few days have contributed to the rise.

Mount Hermon saw its first snow of the season on Thursday, however, the ski slopes will still require several more days worth of snow before they can be enjoyed by the public.

Occasional rain showers accompanied by isolated thunderstorms from the North to the Negev were expected throughout Thursday.

It was expected to remain partly cloudy with scattered showers in the North and along the coast throughout the weekend.


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