Rain Falls in Central Israel in Surprise Summer Shower

Light drizzle falls in Tel Aviv, Rishon Letzion, near Ben-Gurion Airport, in a few other central cities.

Rain fell in central Israel Saturday night and Sunday morning, an anomaly for the usually arid month of August.

A light drizzle was reported in Tel Aviv, Rishon Letzion, near Ben-Gurion Airport and in a few other central cities. The precipitation may spread to north Israel on Sunday afternoon.

Rain, August 2006.
Yaron Kaminsky

It rarely rains in Israel in August, but this is not as unheard of as one would think. Although it does not happen every summer, rain has fallen in August several times in the past decade.