After head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali charged Israel with stealing Iran’s clouds and snow, the country’s meteorological service weather chief, Ahad Vazife rebutted, saying, “On the basis of meteorological knowledge, it is not possible for a country to steal snow or clouds.”
An Iranian general on Monday accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic republic, alleging his country was facing cloud “theft,” before being contradicted by the nation’s weather chief.
“The changing climate in Iran is suspect,” Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization told a press conference, semi-official ISNA news agency reported. Continue Reading »
The Galilee’s Jordan River water level is at 90-year low following years of inadequate rainfall.
By Israel Today Staff
Israel is on the cusp of another major drought with authorities reporting that the water flowing from the northern portion of the Jordan River into the Sea of Galilee is at a record low.
The Jordan River is the primary water source for the Sea of Galilee, which is in turn Israel’s primary fresh water reservoir.
And the water pressure today is lower than it’s been in the past 90 years, or since such measurements began.
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Jordan’s tributary, the Hatzbani left side (after the River Dan merged) merges with the Banias (right side) to form the Jordan River, Feb.
First massive rain & storm front covered most of Israel, ahead of what may be seen as a rainy weekend. Flooding reported in parts of central & northern Israel.
By Michal Margalit
Rain began to fall heavily Thursday evening, hitting the north and coast line, and is expected to continue with thunderstorms throughout Friday and Saturday in the Sharon region and Negev, as October comes to an end.
Tel Aviv – Photo: Yaron Brenner
Rain suprises beachgoers (Photo: Yaron Brenner)
Flooding in Ganey Tikvah (Photo: Naftali Yahlentzik)
Photo: Yair Yam Potzker
Photo: Motti Kimchi
Photo: Motti Kimchi
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Heaviest rain fell in Arad & Ra’anana, measuring 50 millimeters of rain since Wednesday night leaving hundreds of tourists stranded.
Heavy rain fell Wednesday night across most of the country. The rain is expected to continue through Thursday afternoon and there may be some isolated storms Friday as well.
Jerusalem.- Photo by Reuters
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According to Meteotech, the largest quantities of rain fell in Arad and Ra’anana, the latter registering 50 millimeters of rain since Wednesday night. There are reports of flooding in the south.
Police in Israel say rescuers are evacuating dozens of American tourists who were stranded overnight in a parking lot in the Negev desert due to rare heavy rains.
Rainfall from the Upper Galilee to desert flooding between highway 40 from the Zin Valley to Mitzpe Ramon.
With one of Israel’s driest winters on record nearing its end, light rain began to fall in various parts of the country on Sunday.
Both Arab & Jew get wet together from the Rain in Jerusalem, March 9, 2014.- Photo MARC ISRAEL SELLEM
As of 5 p.m. a wide band of rain stretched from north of the Sea of Galilee to the southern Negev.
Due to floods in the desert, police closed Highway 40 from The Zin Valley to Mitzpe Ramon on Sunday afternoon. Continue Reading »
After earlier prediction of an over-abundance of water, Israel is again facing severe crisis following a lack of winter rainfall.
By Ryan Jones
Late last year, we reported that Israel was facing an over-abundance of water after seven years of drought. It would now seem such predictions were premature, with experts warnings that the coming year could see Israel up against yet another severe water crisis.
Lack of rain means farmers have to buy water – Source: Israel Today
The previous winter saw good rainfall, and the beginning of the current winter started much the same, leading Water Authority officials to put Israel’s large desalination plants on notice that their full output would not be required in the coming year. Continue Reading »
The country experienced a welcome hiatus from the dry winter on Friday night and once again during the day on Saturday.
Pedestrians in rain – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
The North received the most precipitation as of Saturday night, with 108 millimeters accumulating in Rosh Hanikra from Friday night through Saturday at about 8 p.m., on-duty weather forecasters at the Israel Meteorological Service told The Jerusalem Post.
Haifa received about 20 millimeters during that period, while Tel Aviv got approximately 16 millimeters. Continue Reading »
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 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. Continue Reading »
The water level of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) is still steadily rising as the rainy season slowly comes to an end.
The water level of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising as the winter season begins to wind down.
Winter skies in the Galilee – IsraelandStuff/PP
The surface of the lake rose by four centimeters over the weekend, according to Water Authority officials. Over the Purim holiday last week, the water level rose by two centimeters, and by four centimeters more over the prior weekend due to Sabbath rains.
The surface of the lake now stands at 210 meters and 16 centimeters below sea level, just one meter and a few centimeters away from the upper “red line” – 208.80 meters below sea level – the point marking the lake as full. Continue Reading »
In what is being seen as the most bountiful rainy season in a decade, Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is continuing to rise!
Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is continuing to rise in what is being seen as the most bountiful rainy season in a decade.
Winter rains raised Kinneret level
Photo: Hana Levi Julian
In the past week, the lake rose by 10.5 centimeters (4.13 inches), bringing the level of the country’s largest single source of drinking water up to 210 meters (689 feet) and 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) below sea level.
More rain is predicted for Sunday night, and again later in the week, which Israelis hope will raise the level of the lake even higher. Continue Reading »
Week-long torrential rains gave Israel’s freshwater reservoir much needed boost.
Israel Water Authority expects additional half-meter rise from upcoming melting snow
Lake Kinneret enjoyed a robust six-day period resulting in a massive rise of nearly a meter, the Water Authority said.
Lake Kinneret – Photo: AFP
The weather system which brought a week-long rain storm to Israel has caused increased outflow in the rivers flowing to the lake, which is Israel’s only freshwater reservoir, resulting in an 80cm rise in water levels in the span of five days.
The Sea of Galilee has added 2 meters since the winter began and is now at 211.20 meters below sea level. Continue Reading »