'Stop public prayers for rain'

Chief Rabbi of Israel orders special prayer for rain be stopped in public prayers, following recent precipitation.Mordechai Sones, 1/28/2018, 4:47 PM

Israeli farmers breathe a sigh of relief

Winter is here to stay: Thunderstorms, rain, and hail expected to remain over weekend.Chana Roberts, 1/26/2018, 9:11 AM

Rain to fall in Israel's north and center

Meteorologists say Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, may receive snow over weekend. Water Authority says current rains aren't enough to save Kinneret.Chana Roberts, 1/24/2018, 12:46 PM

Holocaust survivors lose electricity in winter storm

Mt. Hermon receives 10cm of snow as harsh winds fell trees around the country.Chana Roberts, 1/19/2018, 8:36 AM

Israel prepares for rain and storms

Thunderstorms, rain, and snow expected towards end of week.Chana Roberts, 1/17/2018, 8:54 AM

Weather forecast: Rainy week

Winter returns after particularly warm weekend. Rainfall expected today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, but not heavy storms.Mordechai Sones, 1/14/2018, 10:11 AM

Haaretz: 'Anyone who prays for rain is an idiot'

Haaretz article slams praying for rain as 'primitive.' Public Security Minister:'Haaretz believes Barghouti will bring peace.'Tal Polon, 1/7/2018, 12:33 PM

Cave of the Patriarchs floods with rainwater

When it rains in Hevron, the Cave of the Patriarchs is flooded. The Muslim Waqf, backed by the Supreme Court refuses to roof the building.Hezki Baruch, 1/7/2018, 12:12 AM

Rain and storms in Israel, with snow on Mount Hermon

Kinneret rises 2 centimeters as storm rages through Israel, bringing cold, rain, and a high chance of flooding.Chana Roberts, 1/5/2018, 9:54 AM

Israel faces stormy weekend, with chance of flooding

Israel warns: Storms, winds, may cause flooding and damage.Chana Roberts, 1/4/2018, 8:39 AM

Mass prayer for rain - in the middle of the Kinneret

Chief Rabbi leads group of rabbis, farmers and students in special prayer for rain held on island in Kinneret created by drought.Hezki Baruch, 1/3/2018, 5:40 PM

Kinneret's water level rises one centimeter

Mount Hermon closes to visitors as rain and snow fall in Israel's north.Chana Roberts, 1/1/2018, 10:49 AM

Watch: Thousands pray for rain at Western Wall

Minister Uri Ariel calls for mass prayer held at Western Wall for end to severe multi-year drought.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2017, 5:28 PM

Winter's finally here: Week starts off with rain - and snow

Israel receives two days of much-needed rain as meteorologists predict another dry winter.Chana Roberts, 12/25/2017, 10:26 AM

Leading haredi rabbi calls for fasting over drought

Leading haredi rabbi calls for public fast day over lack of rainfall in Israel. 'The Holy One is angry at us.'Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 8:24 AM

Snow in the Hermon, rain for the rest of Israel

First snow falls on Mt. Hermon, several centimeters accumulate at nearby IDF bases. Other areas in Israel expect rainfall until weekend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2017, 10:29 AM

Israel to see rainfall, flooding, throughout the week

Israel gears up for a wet week, with rainfall throughout Israel and possible flooding along the coast and Jordan Valley.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2017, 8:37 AM

Northern Israel to receive four days of rain

Northern Israel gears up for rainy weekend as southern Israelis prepare for flooding in Judean Desert, Dead Sea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2017, 9:36 AM

Heavy rains force road closures in northern Israel

2.36 inches of rain cause road closures in Israel's north, forecast shows temperature drop and continued precipitation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 10:09 AM

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, 9/28/2017, 12:11 PM

Despite spring, Israel expects rainfall

Sunday rainy, Monday may be as well after light snow falls in Hermon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2017, 9:24 AM

Rain, hail expected in Israel over the weekend

Possible flooding in southern Israel as temperatures drop, rains return following heat wave.David Rosenberg, 3/10/2017, 8:19 AM

Forecast: Snow in the north and possibly in the center

Rains expected through Thursday evening. Snow on northern mountains peaks tomorrow and Thursday morning, likely reaching central hills.Yedidya ben Ohr, 2/14/2017, 11:11 PM

Floods close roads in the Negev

Winter returns with a vengeance: ceiling collapses in Be'er Sheva and city floods following unusually heavy rain.Tova Dvorin, 4/12/2016, 9:14 PM

Winter's last hurrah: rain expected mid-week

Temperatures to drop dramatically Wednesday, with light rain and even thunderstorms due nationwide.Tova Dvorin, 4/11/2016, 8:08 AM

Snow closes Mount Hermon in resurgent winter

Morning snow closes ski site and local rains pelt Israel as temperatures continue to fall, although Shabbat is to bring back the heat.Ari Yashar, 3/16/2016, 9:09 AM

Rain, rain go away - come again on Wednesday

Brief interlude from heavy rains to be accompanied with slight raise in temperatures, but the reprieve is only temporary.Ari Yashar, 2/8/2016, 10:28 AM

Winter weather makes weekend reprise

After sunny stretch, temperature drop and nationwide rain anticipated together with snow on Mount Hermon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/5/2016, 9:23 AM

Rain and snowstorm hit Israel

Rains will fall from north to Negev for three days straight as snow showers expected to travel from Mount Hermon down to Jerusalem.Cynthia Blank, 1/24/2016, 9:15 AM

Forecast: Warm temperatures to give way to weekend rain

The moment before another storm-filled weekend hits, temperatures will reach high 60s and low 70s across Israel.Cynthia Blank, 1/7/2016, 8:32 AM

Forecast: Rain accompanied by strong winds

Rainfall to continue in northern and central Israel on Sunday; snow also predicted on Mount Hermon and the Golan.Cynthia Blank, 1/3/2016, 8:28 AM

Forecast: Chances of rain in northern, central Israel

Localized rains and thunderstorms predicted Thursday and over the weekend across northern and central Israel.Cynthia Blank, 12/17/2015, 7:40 AM

Watch: Flooding at Nahal Hever

The Hever River in Judean Desert overflowed following heavy rains; Route 90 blocked to traffic.Shoshana Miskin, 12/13/2015, 2:01 PM

Forecast: Rainfall throughout Israel

Thunderstorms Sunday morning will usher in a week of rain and cold, on exact two-year anniversary of Jerusalem snow storm.Cynthia Blank, 12/13/2015, 7:38 AM

Forecast: Rainy Hanukkah weekend ahead

Temperatures to fall nationwide and snow expected in the Hermon as rainstorms to settle in Saturday and Sunday.Tova Dvorin, 12/11/2015, 9:17 AM

Rain makes its return to Israel

Local rains along the coast will spread to rest of country on Saturday as temperatures drop to unseasonable lows.Cynthia Blank, 12/10/2015, 9:33 AM

Israel's latest wave of rain to last until Tuesday

Don't put the umbrellas away just yet, as wintry weather set to remain in Israel until the middle of the week.Cynthia Blank, 11/8/2015, 8:06 AM

Thursday: Rain coming to wash away the dust

Winter storms returning this weekend, with heavy rain and thunder expected primarily along the coast.Cynthia Blank, 11/5/2015, 7:38 AM

After week of storms, rain set to return

Clear skies and pleasant weather will give way mid-week to rain, thunderstorms and more flooding.Cynthia Blank, 11/1/2015, 7:41 AM

Israel greets first week of winter

Cool temperatures, flooding, rain and thunderstorms expected on Israel's first week using the winter clock.Cynthia Blank, 10/25/2015, 8:34 AM

Blessed Rains Continue on Thursday

Rainy and unseasonably low temperatures on Thursday will give way to clear skies and warmer weather early next week.Cynthia Blank, 10/8/2015, 8:16 AM

Israel Blessed With First Rains

Coincidence? First full rains water the Holy Land, just a little over a day after Jews change to prayer for rain.Ari Yashar, 10/7/2015, 8:52 AM

Rains Coming, to the Relief of Israelis, and Security Officials

After a long, hot summer – and a tense weekend – rain is set to arrive in Israel on Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 10/5/2015, 11:04 PM

Israel Braces for First Rains

Rains and local thunderstorms expected throughout Israel, amid fears of water contamination and electrical malfunctions.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 9/21/2015, 9:35 AM

Forecasters Stumped Over Post-Pesach 'Flood'

Israel was hit with an unusually late winter storm Sunday, with rainfall levels not seen in decades during early April.Moshe Cohen, 4/12/2015, 7:21 PM

Rain and Cold Here to Stay for Several More Days

Rainfall expected from north to south all day Sunday with unseasonably cold temperatures to boot.Cynthia Blank, 4/12/2015, 10:07 AM

Temperatures on the Rise, But Rain Isn't Over Yet

Thursday morning will be rainy but skies will clear later in the day; trend likely to continue throughout Sunday in north and coastal plain.Cynthia Blank, 3/12/2015, 9:02 AM

Blessed Rain Gives Israel Better Than Average Winter

February 2015 went down as a month with better than average rainfall in almost all parts of Israel, the Meteorological Service said Sunday.Moshe Cohen, 3/1/2015, 7:46 PM

Jerusalem Waits for Snow as Wintry Weekend Approaches

Rain and snow expected to fall steadily across all parts of Israel through the entire weekend; temperatures remain very low.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 2/19/2015, 10:20 AM

Weather Report: Expect a Wintry Weekend

Rain, cold expected to dominate in north and center, with heavy air pollution continuing in Jerusalem and Negev through tonight.Cynthia Blank, 2/12/2015, 9:14 AM

Rain, Maybe Snow on the Way to Israel

After nearly two weeks of pleasant weather, winter will return in full force to Israel beginning Friday.Moshe Cohen, 1/1/2015, 12:01 PM

In Pictures: Unprecedented Rainfall Throughout Israel

Several inches of rain continue to fall from the Golan to the northern Negev Wednesday; rainbow spotted on Temple Mount.Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2014, 9:13 PM

Flood Warnings as Record Rains Hit Israel

Lake Kinneret rises 3.5 cm in one day marking largest rain of the winter, as rains and thunderstorms continue and skiing expected on Hermon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2014, 12:09 PM

Two Workers Struck by Lightning as Thunderstorms Rage

Heavy rainfall, lightning causes traffic issues nationwide, fire in Elkana; flash flood warnings in effect as winter in full swing.Tova Dvorin, 11/16/2014, 8:42 AM

Heavy Floods Close Streets in Central Israel

One street collapses in Holon, leaving massive crater; flooding in several cities near Tel Aviv.Tova Dvorin, 11/3/2014, 4:56 PM

Large Hail, Flood Warnings as Winter Comes to Israel

Damage caused by massive hail north of Haifa, the like of which residents 'don't remember seeing'; flood concerns in eastern Israel.Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 7:49 AM

Golan Heights Welcomes 'Rains of Blessing'

Rabbi of Golan community says the late rains are a blessing, not curse, and will 'let the fruit grow beautifully.'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 5/9/2014, 3:00 PM