Despite Forecasts, Raging Heat Wave Continues to Plague Israel

Forecasters say the extremely hot air coming from Iraq and Saudi Arabia will cause the heat wave to continue at least until the end of the week.

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Contrary to earlier forecasts, the heat wave is showing no signs of abating, at least until the end of the week. Temperatures may even rise, the Meteo Tech weather forecasting company said.

The Kinneret level on Monday hit 22 centimeters below the lower "red line," at 213.22 meters below sea level.

A few days ago weather services predicted the heat would ease a bit in the middle of the week. But now forecasters say the extremely hot air coming from Iraq and Saudi Arabia will cause the heat wave to continue at least until the end of the week.

The mercury was 5-6 degrees above average in the north and Jerusalem.

In Safed it was 36 degrees and in Tiberias 40, but due to the heat stress it felt like 47 degrees. Eilat was 44 degrees, but due to the low humidity it felt like "only" 45 degrees.

While the temperatures was 1-2 degrees lower in mountainous and inland areas, the high humidity levels increased the heat stress there.

Winds in some areas made the heat easier to bear.

Forecasters say the extremely hot air coming from Iraq and Saudi Arabia will continue the heat wave in Israel in the next few days.

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