Israel braces for weekend heat wave
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Israel braces for weekend heat wave

Temperatures to reach unseasonable highs, especially in south

Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv as a heatwave hits Israel. May 16, 2016. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv as a heatwave hits Israel. May 16, 2016. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

As August winds down, Israel is bracing for an unseasonable “extreme heat wave,” according to meteorologists.

Friday was expected to see a rise in temperatures that will extend into Saturday. By Saturday afternoon, temperatures will be dangerously high in desert and lowland areas.

Friday’s highs were expected to reach 33°C (91°F) in Jerusalem, 32°C (90°F) in Tel Aviv, 31°C (88°F) in Haifa, 40° (104°F) at the Dead Sea, 36°C (97°F) in Beersheba and 42°C (108°F) in Eilat.

The heat wave is expected to last into Sunday and possibly longer, with temperatures returning to their average for this end-of-summer period on in the middle of the week.

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