Heat wave with extreme temperatures in Israel May 2019 - Israel Meteorological Service

Heat wave with extreme temperatures in Israel May 2019 - Israel Meteorological Service

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5 June 2019

An outstanding heat wave occurred in Israel on May 22-24th. Extremely high temperaures were recorded on May 23rd and 24th, some of them were record-breaking. On May 23rd, temperatures reached 43-45°C in many areas: the Coastal Plain, the Judean Foothills, the northern Negev, the Jordan Valley and the Arava. In the Northern Valleys and the northern Coastal Plain 39-42°C were recorded and in the mountains temperatures reached 35-37°C. The heat wave continued on May 24th becoming even more intense in the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea area and the northern Arava with highs of 45-48°C.

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