The Fast of Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av) is passing with seasonably warm temperatures, and the forecast for the rest of the week is for warm but not sultry weather. The country's biggest vacation period is after August 8, when pre-school nurseries shut down. This year, the date is almost the same as Tisha B'Av, which ends the nine days of restrictions on vacationing and swimming.
Daytime high temperatures will be steady on Monday and Tuesday, with a slight drop the following two days and return to current levels on Friday and the Sabbath. Daytime highs in Jerusalem will range from 28-31 (82-88 F), 29-30 (84-86 F) in Tel Aviv and 33-35 (91-95 F) in Be'er Sheva and the northern Negev. It will be approximately 35 degrees (95 F) at Lake Kinneret, 40 (104 F) in Eilat and 21-24 (70-75 F) on the Hermon.