Daily Israel Report

Forecast: Chilly, No Rain

Weather forecasters predict a largely rain-free week.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 1/5/2014, 9:31 AM

Winter (illustrative)
Winter (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Little rainfall is expected this week, weather forecasters reported Sunday morning. While there may be light local showers on Sunday, particularly in the south of the country, for most of the week the weather is expected to remain dry.

Temperatures are expected to drop slightly on Sunday and remain down Monday. On Tuesday, temperatures are expected to rise slightly.

No rain is expected on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

So far, precipitation has remained roughly at the seasonal average this winter, despite the major snowstorm that hit in December.

The snowstorm led to comparisons to the winter of 1992, during which heavy snowstorms and frequent rain brought so much water that the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) reached its upper limit, and the Degania Dam was opened. However, forecasters say that similar high in the Kinneret’s level seems unlikely this year.

The surface of the Kinneret rose by 2.5 centimeters over the weekend, but remains significantly below its high-water mark of 208.80 meters below sea level.