Weather forecast: Extreme heatwave expected across the country

August 2, 2015 06:53


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An extreme heatwave was predicted in Israel on Sunday and is expected to last until Wednesday. The temperature is expected to rise to over 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in the center of the country with a humidity of approximately 80 percent. The south is expected to experience temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).

Due to the incoming heat wave, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority announced that it would be closing down certain hiking trails around the country.

"We recommend that you reduce your outings to hikes in nature in the coming days, and if you choose to travel anyway, take care in advance that the route is comfortable and shaded, and make sure to carry the necessary amount of water, bring a hat and clothing suitable to heat wave conditions," the authority said.

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