Heat Wave Peaks

The heat wave peaked yesterday, with temperatures of 35 degress recorded in Jerusalem, 39 in Tiberias and 45 in Eilat. The humidity reached 80 percent along the coast, where temperatures rose to 33 degrees. Temperatures are expected to drop by 2-3 degrees along the coast today, and up to 5 degrees in the hills as the heat wave passes. A further decline in temperatures is forecast for tomorrow, possibly steep enough to prompt light showers in the early morning.