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Stormy weather blew into Israel over the weekend, battering central and northern Israel with strong winds and hard rains.

The storms, which reached their peak on Saturday, were the most serious of this winter.

On Saturday, winds reached speeds of 40 to 50 mph, and heavy rain and even some hail storms were reported in most of Israel.

Also, some flooding was reported at the Dead Sea and in parts of the Judean Desert.