Sand Storm Still Suffocating Until Rosh Hashanah

Massive storm enters fourth day, with flights still affected and health warnings in place due to high particulates and temperatures.Ari Yashar, 9/11/2015, 9:35 AM

Dust Begins to 'Settle' Over Israel, But Not Quite Gone

Israelis should not expect clear skies until right before Rosh Hashana early next week.Moshe Cohen, 9/10/2015, 7:45 AM

80% Increase in Dust Storm-Related Injuries

Magen David Adom urges public to stay alert, indoors as over 600 people treated during dust storm; temperatures at record highs.Tova Dvorin, 9/9/2015, 11:15 PM

Heavy Dust Storms Envelop Israel

Most of Israel faces heavy air pollution from dust. Government warns against excessive outdoor activity.Matt Wanderman, 9/8/2015, 9:42 AM

Baby Dies of Heatstroke, Second Victim of Recent Heatwave

One-year-old baby dies of heatstroke after five days in hospital.Matt Wanderman, 8/9/2015, 4:29 PM

Global Warming Comeback? Israel Sizzles With Record Temps

It feels like the hottest August ever in Israel this week, but it's actually still only May.Moshe Cohen, 5/27/2015, 4:56 PM

Over 1,100 Die in Brutal Indian Heat Wave

India suffers from days of sweltering hot spell, with lethal temperatures reaching records of over 47 C (117 F).Ari Yashar, 5/27/2015, 10:53 AM

Heat Wave Hits Peak, Breaks 2015 Records

Don't go outside if you can avoid it - temperatures over 40 degrees C (104 F) nationwide as Israel turns into an oven.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2015, 8:47 AM

Days After Snow, Heat Wave Broils Israel

Mt. Hermon got unseasonable snow last Friday, but today a heat wave is burning up the country amid heavy haze, with Eilat reaching 108 F.Ari Yashar, 4/29/2015, 12:26 PM

Mount Hermon Gets 'Snow You Only See in January'

Unseasonable weather continues with surprising snow on Israel's sole skiing site, although heat wave expected next week.Reut Hadar, Ari Yashar, 4/24/2015, 1:39 PM

Cold Independence Day, But Summer on its Way

Low temperatures and heavy winds will hit Israel as it celebrates Independence Day on Thursday, with local rain also a possibility.Cynthia Blank, 4/23/2015, 8:07 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

Israel Expects Solar Eclipse

Friday marks a total eclipse, with 40% coverage in Israel - if you look right (while protecting your eyes) you may catch the special event.Ari Yashar, 3/20/2015, 10:57 AM

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, 3/5/2015, 9:25 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

Haifa U Weather Prof on Israel's Roller-Coaster Winter

Prof. Chaim Kutiel says Israel's current winter is chiefly characterized by its unusually strong extremes.Hillel Fendel, 2/20/2015, 3:42 AM

Snowstorm Covers Israel in White From North to South

Snow in north, parts of Jerusalem, Hevron, and soon in the Negev, as roads close and Israel hunkers in for the last cold gasps of winter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2015, 5:37 PM

Most of Israel Already at Annual Average Rainfall Levels

Wnter isn't over yet – and forecasters on Sunday amended their projections for later in the week, predicting a new major winter storm.Moshe Cohen, 2/16/2015, 2:14 AM

Storm Sets In, Blinding Mist Closes Eilat Airport

Snow on the Hermon, rain in the north, and threat of flooding as a major thunderstorm envelops Israel from the north to the south.Ari Yashar, Yoni Kempinski, 2/11/2015, 9:07 AM

130 People Treated for Breathing Problems from Storm

MDA on high alert and full readiness as haze and heavy winds cause breathing problems; snow and possible flooding anticipated.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 2/10/2015, 8:09 PM

Jerusalem May See Snow Next Thursday

After a pleasant warm weekend, temperatures are expected to drop significantly Sunday, bringing rain, and maybe even snow to capital.Orly Harari, 2/5/2015, 2:08 PM

'Great Storm' Brings Once-in-a-Decade Low Temps, Rainfall

Now that the 'great storm' is over, Israel is counting the numbers: the low temperatures, and the high precipitation numbers.Moshe Cohen, 1/11/2015, 10:45 PM

Snow to Pile on in Jerusalem, Reach the Negev Desert

Widespread school cancellations as snow redoubles in Jerusalem, Be'er Sheva hopeful for snowflakes; flooding in coastal area.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2015, 8:39 AM

Photos and Videos: Northern Israel Snowbound

White stuff is falling thick and fast in the northern parts of Israel, but soldiers' morale is not.Arutz Sheva, 1/7/2015, 1:29 PM

17,000 Homes Left Without Electricity in Snowstorm

Aside from closing Jerusalem, Tzfat and Golan, storm has left thousands without power nation-wide, major damage in Netanya.Ari Yashar, 1/7/2015, 1:12 PM

Jerusalem Lockdown, Police Chief: We're Prepared for the Worst

Jerusalem shuts down after snow in north closes Tzfat, various widespread power outages, expected Tel Aviv floods.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2015, 12:25 PM

Samaria Takes in Tel Aviv Homeless for the Storm

Samaria Resident's Council offers homeless with nowhere to turn a stay in guest rooms with warm food and showers to get out of the cold.Orli Harari, Ari Yashar, 1/7/2015, 11:54 AM

Israel's Snowstorm in Pictures and Video

Enjoy the snow swept imagery of Israel as it faces a major storm from the comfort of your home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2015, 11:04 AM

Samaria Prepares for Snow Storm - and Free Skiing

Binyamin council deputy head explains how painful lessons have been learned from last storm; residents to enjoy snow this time in sleds.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 1/6/2015, 10:30 PM

Jerusalem Schools Canceled as Israel Braces for Major Snowstorm

Municipality cancels classes for Wednesday as heavy snow expected to set in, following heavy winds throughout Tuesday.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar, 1/6/2015, 7:41 PM

How Do You Brace for a Snowstorm in Jerusalem?

Hadassah Ein Kerem department head tells Arutz Sheva the key will be looking after infants and elderly, as well as mutual responsibility.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 1/5/2015, 8:27 AM

Heavy Turbulence Evokes Pleas and Prayers from Passengers

Passengers on an El Al plane headed to Israel from Brussels got the scare of their lives after hitting a 'vertical wind vortex.'Yaakov Levi, 1/1/2015, 12:57 PM

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

Israel's Biggest Winter Storm in 20 Years Causes Havoc on Roads

There were numerous casualties, both human and otherwise, due to the wild weather in Israel Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 11/26/2014, 4:53 PM

Floods Expected, Floodwatchers Warned

Rains are expected countrywide on Friday and Saturday. Flash floods near Dead Sea may draw crowds.Gil Ronen, 11/20/2014, 8:41 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

Winter Kicks Off With Wild Weather Sunday

It appears Heaven has answered the newly introduced prayers for rain that began in Israel on Thursday, Shemini Atzeret – in spades.Yaakov Levi, 10/19/2014, 9:07 PM

Wet Weather Traps 70 American Hikers in Southern Valley

Spring arrived in Israel weeks ago, but winter has returned with a vengeance, trapping dozens of hikers in southern Israel.Yaakov Levi, 5/8/2014, 7:50 AM

Forecast: Rainy ‘Costume Day,’ Warm Purim

Rain to continue on Thursday and Friday, but clear up by Purim.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 11:35 AM

Forecast: A Week of Winter Weather

Warm, dusty weather to be replaced by rain, cool air.Maayana Miskin, 3/9/2014, 8:37 AM

Weather Forecast: Winter to Make a Comeback

Winter to return after an unusually hot weekend, rain expected later in the week.Maayana Miskin, 2/23/2014, 11:40 AM

Warm, Sunny Weather to Return

Forecasters’ prediction of a quick end to brief rainy spell causes further concern for Israel’s water resources.Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2014, 9:32 AM

January: Record-Low Water Levels

Meteorological services determine extremely arid month, Kinneret and other water bodies at lowest measures since recording started.Ari Yashar, 2/3/2014, 9:28 AM

Tel Aviv Marks Driest January on Record

Rain hits a record low in the Tel Aviv area. Jordan Valley without rainfall for the first time in nearly 60 years.Maayana Miskin, 1/30/2014, 10:13 AM

Expert: Lack of Rain ‘Cause for Concern’

Climate expert admits worry over relatively sparse rainfall.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2014, 10:35 AM

Forecast: Local Showers, Cooler Weather

Rain to return with light local showers in north, center of the country.Maayana Miskin, 1/12/2014, 12:06 PM

Winter Weather to Continue to Tuesday

Rain to continue this week. Flood warnings in the south.Maayana Miskin, 12/29/2013, 9:41 AM

Rain to Return for the Sabbath

Nearly two weeks of clear skies to come to an end this Saturday.Maayana Miskin, 12/26/2013, 9:59 AM

Forecaster Nixes Rumors of Second Snowstorm

Forecaster says no new snowstorm on the horizon. Jerusalem leaders clash over storm ‘mismanagement.’Maayana Miskin, 12/19/2013, 11:02 AM

Bennett Calls for Half-Day Vacation for the Snowbound

Economics Minister proposes paid half-day vacation for all employees stranded from work in snowbound areas.Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2013, 4:14 PM

Snow Takes a Short Break, But Will Return in Full Force

After being closed due to snowfall, the main roads to Jerusalem were reopened Thursday afternoon - perhaps temporarily, though.David Lev, 12/12/2013, 3:20 PM

Rain and Snow as Winter Storm Strikes Israel

55 kmh (35 mph) winds bring 15 cm (half foot) of snow to Mt. Hermon, 112 mm (4.5 in) of rain outside Netanya on coast.Ari Yashar, 12/11/2013, 9:31 AM

Israel Prepares for Winter Storm

Jerusalem ‘ready for snow,’ Transport Ministry plans for road closures, Arkia moves flights.Maayana Miskin, 12/10/2013, 5:48 PM

Rainstorms Sunday, Flood Warning in Negev

Break in rainy weather expected Monday, Tuesday, but downpours to return in Wednesday storms.Maayana Miskin, 12/8/2013, 8:03 AM

Forecast: Cloudy with Local Showers

Northern, central Israel may see the first showers of the rainy season. Police warn drivers to be cautious.Maayana Miskin, 9/22/2013, 8:09 AM

Forecast: Warm, Sunny Weekend Ahead

Clear, sunny skies and unchanging temperatures expected from Friday to Monday.Maayana Miskin, 6/21/2013, 10:01 AM