Israel: June 2016 – the hottest on record: Israel Meteorological Service

Israel: June 2016 – the hottest on record: Israel Meteorological Service

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18 July 2016

Israel: June 2016 – the hottest on record: Israel Meteorological Service 

June 2016 was extremely warm in Israel and in most stations it ranks as the hottest on record.

The mean daily temperature was 1.5-2.5°C above average (1995-2009) and in many stations it was more than 0.5°C higher than the previous record.

The mean daily maximum temperature was especially outstanding, being 2.5-3.5°C above average and more than 1°C higher than the previous record. The mean daily minimum temperature was record-breaking in the mountains region whereas in other parts of the country it ranked as the 3rd-5th warmest.

During the month there were two prolonged heat waves (on June 1-8 and on June 19-27). At the peak of the first heat wave temperatures reached up to 43-45°C in the Jordan Valley and the Arava (southern Israel) and up to 40-42°C in the coastal plain, the Negev and the Northern Valleys.

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