Rain in Jerusalem.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
As unprecedented stormy weather once again grips the country, the Sea of Galilee has seen a two centimeter rise above the lower red line due to heavy rains in the North over the last 24 hours.
Israel's Water Authority said in a statement on Thursday morning that the level of the Sea of Galilee stands Thursday morning at 212 meters and 51 centimeters below sea level. The current level is 49 centimeters higher than the lower red line. The Sea of Galilee still needs to rise another 3.71 meters if it is to reach the top red line.
The unseasonably cold weather, which hit the country on Wednesday night saw snow falls begining on Thursday morning Mount Hermon, which remains open to the public and visitors.
Over Thursday, rainfall is expected from the North, all the way to the northern Negev accompanied by a few thunderstorms. In the Jordan Valley, the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea there are concerns of flash flooding.
Temperatures fell drastically on Wednesday night and will continue to be lower than usual for this time of the year over the next few days.
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