Coldest Temperatures Recorded in Merom HaGolan


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coldMeteorologists reports the coldest temperatures in Israel were recorded in Merom HaGolan where it was -14 C (6 F) on motzei Shabbos the eve of 12 Teves 5774. This represents the coldest temperature recorded anywhere in Israel since 1967. Ein Zivan registered -7 C on motzei Shabbos and in Ortal it was -6 C.

Fortunately, the sun should be shinning for the remainder of this week with temperatures in Yerushalayim climbing into the low 50s F, bringing relief from the storm. Weather officials reported on Monday morning 13 Teves that 250mm (9.8 inches) of rain fell during the storm in Yerushalayim, twice the annual December average. The level of the Kinneret increased 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) since the start of the storm.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)