Spring has come to Israel hot and strong in 2022 with a heatwave striking much of the country.
Temperatures on Monday hit 32 degrees Celsius (90°F) in Jerusalem, typically one of the cooler cities in the country, according to the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS).
These temperatures were much the same in Tel Aviv. Haifa saw temperatures of around 30°C (86°F) and Israel’s southernmost city, Eilat, reached 33°C (91°F) while in Beersheba the temperature rose to 36°C (97°F).
The weather is characterized by the IMS as being “extremely hot and dry,” so staying hydrated is very important.
High winds are also expected, set to be prevalent nationwide throughout the morning and even raised the chance of local sandstorms brewing down South.
Temperatures are set to cool later in the week, especially along the coast, and temperatures at night should be much cooler.
Things will get even cooler on Wednesday, with an unusually late-season chance for some light rain.
Things will heat up a bit more on Thursday, though, and forecasts for Friday and Saturday seem set to bring Israel a warm weekend and a warm end to the Passover holiday.
As always, it is important to take measures to protect oneself from the heat, but it could also be the perfect time to take a trip to the beach.