Rain began falling late Monday night over most of Israel, accompanied by isolated thunderstorms in the north and center of the country. The rain is expected to continue during the day on Tuesday, gradually weakening in the afternoon.
The rain is forecast to pick up again Tuesday night and the wintery weather will continue into Wednesday, with rain falling mostly near the coast and in the northern Negev.
Temperatures will continue to fall on Tuesday and will be slightly below the seasonable average. The Mediterranean will see waves 120 to 250 centimeters high (about 4 feet). A southwesterly to westerly wind will low at 20 to 40 kilometers per hour (65 to 130 miles per hour).
Morning rainfall was measured at 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) in the Golan Heights, 15 to 30 millimeters in the Lower Galilee, 20 in Acre and Nahariya on the northern coast, 30 in Zichron Yaakov, 30 in Tel Aviv and 20 millimeters of rain in Ashdod.
Jerusalem missed out on most of the storm with only 2 millimeters of rain and Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee saw only 3 millimeters. 13 millimeters fell on Mount Hermon.
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