Israel on Thursday was bracing for its first winter storms of the season, with heavy rainfall, strong winds, and flooding expected across the country.
Flash flood warnings were issued in the south, as rain began to fall in the region on Thursday morning and was expected to spread throughout the day.
Precipitation is predicted to reach anywhere from 60 to 200 millimeters (2.3-7.8 inches), with winds possibly reaching 100 kilometers an hour (62 miles per hour).
Israel’s national electric company has advised people to remove any objects from their balconies and rooftops that are susceptible to being blown away or damaged by the storm.
In Jerusalem, temperatures could drop to 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit).