Sunny With a High Chance of Purim

The weather will favor Purim revelers with heat, no rain, and cooling eastern winds accompanying a small coastal heat wave.

Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar ,

Purim (file)
Purim (file)
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The weather this year looks to favor Purim revelers on Thursday, as clear skies without a drop of rain and moderate temperatures are expected.

Thursday is to be graced with partial clouds preventing heavy direct sun, and rising temperatures that are to reach seasonal norms for early spring. The night is to be clear, and in the north, eastern winds are predicted to strengthen towards morning.

For Shushan Purim on Friday, when it is celebrated in Jerusalem and according to some in other walled cities, a noted rise in temperatures is predicted, with the day to be hot and dry beyond seasonal averages.

In the north and through the Jerusalem mountain range strong eastern winds are anticipated.

On Saturday after the holiday ends, the weather will continue to be hot and dry, with the coastal plain and shfelah foothill region expected to see something of a heat wave. The eastern winds in the north and through the mountains is to continue.

Then next Sunday the heat wave will end and partial clouding will take its place, with a drop in temperatures primarily in the coastal region and foothills.