First rains to fall on Yom Kippur

Temperatures to remain lower than average throughout the week, rain expected to fall in northern Israel and along the coast.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Rain in Jerusalem
Rain in Jerusalem
Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90

The first rains of the season may fall this Saturday, on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement).

Thursday's weather will be partly cloudy to clear, with temperatures slightly lower than seasonal average. Heat will be light to moderate in the lowlands and northern Negev, and moderate to oppressive in the eastern valleys and Arava.

On Thursday and Thursday night, temperatures will range between 18 to 31 degrees Celsius (64-87 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kiryat Shmona, 15-25 (59-77) degrees in Tzfat, and 21-33 (69 -91) degrees in Tiberias. In Haifa and Tel Aviv, temperatures will range between 22-28 (71-82) degrees, while Jerusalem's temperatures are expected to be between 16-25 (61-77) degrees and Be'er Sheva's between 18-30 (64-86) degrees.

Friday will be partly cloudy, with temperatures slightly lower than average, especially in Israel's mountainous regions. Light rains may fall in northern Israel and along the coast.

Shabbat (Saturday), which is also Yom Kippur this year, will be partly cloudy and cooler than usual, a boon to those fasting. There may be local showers in northern and central Israel.

Sunday will be partly cloudy or clear, and temperatures will rise slightly. There is a chance of rain in Israel's north and along the coast.

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