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After weeks of sunny skies, stormy weather has returned just in time for Purim.

Several Purim events have already been canceled, among them those to have been held at Israel Nature and Parks Authority sites, as well as the Purim festival and parade in Haifa and the parade in Kiryat Yam.

The Kiryat Yam municipality said a costume contest would be held on the Web, with the winner chosen by an online vote.

Holiday events in the Tamar Regional Council in the south have been postponed for a week.