Look: Israel welcomes a rainy Succot

Stormy weather made sitting in the succa during the first night of the holiday an unexpected challenge.

Storm. (photo credit: ILAN SHOCHAT)
Storm.
(photo credit: ILAN SHOCHAT)
Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds and lightning hit several regions of the country.
As the citizens of Israel were preparing to welcome in the first night of succot, it seems that the weather did not manage to keep up with plans to sit in the succa: heavy rains accompanied by strong winds hit several areas of the country, and some even caused some damage and started fires.
Rainstorm in Judea, October 8 2014, by Eitan AdariRainstorm in Judea, October 8 2014, by Eitan Adari
The stormy weather subsided within a few hours, and temperatures were expected to rise for the rest of the holiday.
Rainbow in Hadera during rainstorm by Moran Kamil GalbergRainbow in Hadera during rainstorm by Moran Kamil Galberg