Cold wave strikes Israel, schools in Jerusalem to open late for expected snow

The peak of the winter weather system will fall on Monday, with light snowfall in mountainous areas including Jerusalem and mountains in the Negev.

Snow falls above the Western Wall (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Snow falls above the Western Wall
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Snow fell across the Golan Heights on Monday morning as a severe cold snap swept through Israel on Sunday and Monday, raising the possibility of light snowfall in Jerusalem and on mountains in the Center and North.
The peak of the winter weather system will fall on Monday, with light snowfall in mountainous areas, including Jerusalem and mountains in the Negev, according to Channel 13. Temperatures will plummet throughout the country on Monday morning.
In Jerusalem, the start of the school day on Monday was delayed to 9 a.m. due to the possibility of snow falling.
In Safed, the low will be -4°C. In Haifa, the temperature will fall to 0°C. In Tel Aviv, the temperature will hit 2°C. In Jerusalem, the temperature will fall to -2° C. In Beersheba, it will only be slightly warmer at 1°C.

 
Temperatures will be slightly warmer on Tuesday and will continue to rise on Wednesday and Thursday.
The 02WS Jerusalem weather station reported on Saturday night that light rain is expected on both Sunday and Monday and could turn into or be mixed with snow. Frost is expected on both Monday and Tuesday morning.