The Israel Meteorological Service's Discomfort Index predicts that heat stress will be heavy to extreme throughout the week.
More significant drops in the temperature are expected over the weekend with rain forecast for Sunday.
Residents of an immigrant absorption center in Beersheba are living through the heatwave without air conditioning
As more people turn on the air conditioner amid the intense heatwave, more electric power is being used to keep cool.
The Fire and Rescue Services believes that the fire began at about 10 p.m. on Monday near the Palestinian Authority and progressed toward the area currently affected by the fire.
If temperatures remain as forecast, then this would be the first time that such high temperatures were ever reported for six days straight in Israel.
The Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) issued a Heatwave Warning for the entire country on Saturday that lasts a week.
Israel is considered a hot country; it is generally very warm most of the year.