IN PICTURES: Israelis Go Dancing in the Rain

Israelis leapt and skipped this weekend as they dodged the deluge that ended a dry winter.

The heavens opened in Israel over the weekend, as the country saw an end to a hitherto dry winter which had sparked fears of a drought.

Many parts of the country saw between 60-100 millimeters of rainfall; Lake Kinneret, the main source of water in Israel, swelled by close to 8 inches after two days of near incessant rain.