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Heat Wave Scorches Israel

Electricity consumption in Israel peaked at 12,800 megawatts Monday with  the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea & the Arava registering their lowest temperatures at 33°-35°C /91°-95°F.

By Dan Lavie, Nitzi Yaakov, Hili Yakobi-Handelsman, Hezi Sternlicht & Yori Yalon


Sunday night was among the hottest ever recorded in Israel, according to the national meteorological service. In the Dead Sea, Jordan and Arava valleys, the lowest temperatures were 33-35 degrees Celsius (91-95 Fahrenheit), while in the coastal region the low was 29 degrees Celsius (84.2 Fahrenheit).
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Israelis sizzle as 1st heat wave settles in

Temperature highs to hit 42° C (107° F)  in south, peak temperatures to hit on Tuesday.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir


A heat wave that will bring temperatures reaching 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) began sweeping over Israel Monday, with peak temperatures to hit Tuesday.

Palestinians & Israelis cool off in the Mediterranean sea – Photo: AP-Oded Balilty

In Eilat, residents braced for the most extreme heat while even in Tel Aviv the forecast predicted temperatures reaching 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

The heat is forecasted to affect all of Israel, with Haifa forecasted to reach 37 degrees Celsius, Be’er Sheva 39 degrees and Jerusalem 34 degrees. Continue Reading »