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  Iyar 23, 5773 , 03/05/13

Weekend Weather: Sharav on Shabbat, then Not as Hot

Early morning fog in the Mediterranean coastal plain and northern Negev will give way to clear to partly cloudy skies on Friday with a chance of isolated showers over eastern Israel through Shabbat. It will continue to be warmer than usual in most areas on Friday with a slight rise in temperature in the coastal plain and lower inland areas. There is a high to extreme warning for fires in the hills of the Galilee, the center of the country and the northern Negev, as well as the northern valleys. The fog will return to the coastal area on Friday night, followed by another slight rise in temperature that will make for Sharav extreme heat and dryness on Shabbat, mainly in the mountains and inland areas. It will be mostly clear on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures remaining unseasonably high despite a cooling trend.

Friday highs:
Jerusalem, Haifa: 31Celsius/88Fahrenheit; Golan Heights: 34C/93F;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea: 38/100, Tel Aviv: 29/84;
Be'er Sheva': 35/95; Eilat: 39/102

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