Heavy Dust Storms Envelop Israel

Most of Israel faces heavy air pollution from dust. Government warns against excessive outdoor activity.

Matt Wanderman, | updated: 09:42

Tel Aviv skyline during dust storm
Tel Aviv skyline during dust storm
Miriam Alster/Flash 90

The Environmental Protection Ministry is warning people across Israel to beware of the dust storm that has enveloped the country. Outdoor physical activity should be avoided and those with asthma or other respiratory conditions should limit their exposure.

In addition to the dust, temperatures will be slightly higher than normal, with chances of local showers in the Galilee and the Golan Heights. The heatwave is expected to continue tomorrow and Thursday, before a light drop in temperature on Friday.

There will be southwesterly winds along the coast, reaching up to 30 kilometers per hour. Waves are expected to reach up to 110 centimeters high.

The "Meteo-Tech" company says that the expected temperatures for today and tonight around the country are (in Celsius):

  • Jerusalem 24-34
  • Tel Aviv 26-33
  • Haifa 27-33
  • Arad 21-36
  • Ashkelon 27-32
  • Be'er Sheva 25-36
  • Eilat 29-42
  • Ein Gedi 32-41
  • Katzrin 27-38
  • Kiryat Shemona 26-40
  • Mitzpe Ramon 22-35
  • Nazareth 25-37
  • Tiberias 27-42
  • Tzfat 25-37