Due to the rains over the past few days, the Kinneret (The Sea of Galilee) rose by three centimeters in the past twenty four hours, and seven centimeters since Saturday, the Water Authority reported on Thursday. Strong flows in the the streams in northern and central Israel that reached a peak on Wednesday afternoon. The Jordan River broke its record for the season (since October) with water flow measured at 40 cubic meters per second. The stream with the strongest flow was the Ayalon in central Israel with flow measured at 104 cubic meters per second. The Water Authority asked residents to leave a tap narrowly open in areas where the mercury is expected to dip below zero degrees Celcius in order to prevent bursting pipes due to freezing.