Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Sunday, August 2, 2015
Heat wave triggers blackouts in Tel Aviv area
The extreme heat afflicting the country has caused power outages in central Israel. The Israel Electric Corporation clocked record power usage countrywide during the current heat wave.
Kibbutz Tirat Tzvi, in the Jordan Valley, hit a walloping 50° Celsius (122° Fahrenheit), and the temperature in Jerusalem broke 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit).