Heat wave in Israel continues, will peak on Tisha Be'av

The Israel Meteorological Service's Discomfort Index predicts that heat stress will be heavy to extreme throughout the week.

Music in Jerusalem's Mahaneh Yehuda amid coronavirus outbreak, July 2020 (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Music in Jerusalem's Mahaneh Yehuda amid coronavirus outbreak, July 2020
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
A heat wave affecting most of Israel will continue on Tuesday, with temperatures reaching up to 107°F (42°C) in some places. The heat wave will continue throughout this week and reach its peak on Thursday.
The Israel Meteorological Service's Discomfort Index predicts that heat stress will be heavy to extreme throughout the week.
The Health Ministry recommends avoiding exposure to the sun and heat, avoiding strenuous activities, drinking plenty of water and staying in air-conditioned places. The ministry stressed that masks should still be worn and social distancing regulations should still be followed.
On Tuesday, the temperatures forecast are:
>Tiberias:      High: 100°F (38°C) Low: 80°F (27°C)
>Haifa:           High: 82°F (28°C)   Low: 77°F (25°C)
>Tel Aviv:      High: 87°F (31°C)    Low: 80°F (27°C)
>Jerusalem:  High: 89°F (32°C)   Low: 71°F (22°C)
>Beersheba: High: 95°F (35°C)   Low: 75°F (24°C)
>Eilat:            High:107°F (42°C)  Low: 89°F (32°C)
On Thursday, as Jews mark the fast day of Tisha Be'av and Muslims mark the fast day of Eid al-Adha, temperatures will reach their peak in some places around Israel, while humidity drops. On Friday, temperatures are expected to drop slightly throughout the country.
On Thursday, the temperatures forecast are:
>Tiberias:     High: 98°F (37°C)   Low: 73°F (23°C)
>Haifa:          High: 82°F (28°C)   Low: 75°F (24°C)
>Tel Aviv:      High: 87°F (31°C)  Low: 75°F (24°C)
>Jerusalem:  High: 93°F (34°C)  Low: 73°F (23°C)
>Beersheba: High: 98°F (37°C)  Low: 71°F (22°C)
>Eilat:            High:111°F (44°C) Low: 89°F (32°C)