Updated Thursday Night Although the wind will die down a bit tonight, very strong easterly winds are expected again tomorrow. This will most likely cause the fire in the Carmel to burn more fiercely and spread very quickly in the direction of the Mediterranean coast. You can visit our weather site at www.weather-it-is-israel.com Heavy rain is expected at the end of next week. Barry Lynn
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