The thunderous downpours that rumbled through Israeli skies on Wednesday night
proved to be productive on Thursday morning – the first day since April in which
Lake Kinneret experienced a rise in its water level.
Lake Kinneret rose
by 1 cm. on Thursday morning, as a direct result of ongoing rains that
have drenched the country for the past couple days, the Water Authority said.
The Kinneret’s water level is now 211.40 m. below sea level, 2.6 m. from full
A wet first week of December, however, follows what was a
particularly arid month of November, the authority acknowledged.
not the only precipitation to pour over the country overnight Wednesday and
throughout the day Thursday.
Mount Hermon welcomed a white wintry
snowfall, while the country’s North, Center and northern Negev residents sloshed
Rain soaked Israel from its northern tip down to
Beersheba throughout the day Thursday – though only 0.3 mm.
had fallen in
that southern point by mid-afternoon, according to Israel Services.
the weather stations to receive the most rain on Thursday by that same
mid-afternoon time were Dorot, east of Sderot in the northern Negev, with 81.8
mm.; Ein Hashofet, in the northern coastal region, with 58.6 mm.; and Beit
Jimal, in the Shfela, with 46.7 mm., the IMS reported.
The Tel Aviv
station accumulated 5.2 mm., central Jerusalem 20.8 mm. and the Technion-Israel
Institute of Technology in Haifa 28.4 mm..
Kfar Giladi in the Galilee
received 11.2 mm., while Merom Golan collected 23.1 mm., the IMS data
For Friday, the IMS predicted continued scattered showers and
partly cloudy skies over the northern and coastal regions of the country,
followed by a possibility of isolated showers mainly over the North and coast on
Saturday. There will likely be occasional showers with a possibility of isolated
thunderstorms over the North and central regions on Sunday, and a chance of
isolated showers with partly cloudy skies on Monday, the IMS forecast said.
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