Heavy Rains Pour in Israel; Danger of Flooding in South

Tel Aviv gets 17 millimeters of rain in one hour.

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A rainy day in Haifa, Oct. 19, 2014.
A rainy day in Haifa, Oct. 19, 2014.Credit: Rami Shllush
Zafrir Rinat
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Large quantities of rain fell in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening, registering 17 millimeters within a single hour, after a day of high winds and local showers.

Winds of up to 80 kilometers per hour blew in the greater Tel Aviv area, according to Meteo-Tech Meteorological service data, while occasional rain was reported across Israel, from north to south.

Safed saw 11 millimeters of rain; the Golan Heights 14 millimeters; Kiryat Gat 10 millimeters and 11 millimeters of rain fell in Ashkelon. The rain also reached Jerusalem, which registered 10 millimeters.

Rainfall is expected to continue Sunday night, with danger of flooding in the south. Temperatures are expected to drop below the seasonal average.

Temperatures will remain lower on Monday, as local showers gradually decrease throughout the day.

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