18-year-old dies of sun stroke in Jerusalem

August 4, 2015 18:37
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The summer heat wave being felt throughout the country this week claimed the life of an 18-year-old youth in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

The youth collapsed as a result of sun stroke while in the capital and was rushed to Share Zedek Medical Center where he was pronounced dead after efforts to save him failed.

For the sixth day in a row on Tuesday, Israelis experienced the scorching temperatures of a brutal summer heat wave. Slightly cooler than Sunday's peak of more than 49°C, the country's highest temperature on Tuesday was 45°C, according to data from the Israel Meteorological Service. Both of these maximum temperatures were measured in the Jordan Valley's Kibbutz Gilgal.

"We are expecting it to be slightly less warm in the next two days, but it will become very warm again in the weekend," said Dr. Amos Porat, head of the IMS Climate Department.

The IMS forecasts predicted continued unseasonably warm conditions characteristic of a heat wave through at least Saturday, with heat stress decreasing slightly on Thursday but then becoming severe again in most regions on Friday and Saturday. Mugginess on both Wednesday and Friday would likely impact the coastal areas, the forecast added.

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