Israel braces for sandstorm, followed by heavy rains

January 17, 2016 17:43

Following a weekend with sunny skies and spring-like temperatures, Israeli braced for an incoming sandstorm expected on Monday, likely to precede heavy rains and unseasonably cold weather on the days that follow.

In addition to the dusty conditions expected to blanket the country’s South, causing high pollution levels, the Israel Meteorological Service forecasted light rains in the North, intensifying and spreading to the coastal plain by the evening.The incoming storm is the result of a wintry depression coming in from the Aegean Sea, through southern Turkey and the Gulf of Iskenderun, Dr. Amos Porat, head of the Climate Department at the IMS, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.

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