News and updates about rain

Rainy weather returns, to last throughout the week

After a streak of sunny, warm weather, temperatures to drop as forecasters predict rain, thunderstorms, and flooding.

Rainy weather returns, to last throughout the week

Water Authority: Kinneret rose 3cm in a day

Kinneret water level now 73cm beneath upper red line; additional rainfall, thunderstorms, expected through weekend.

Water Authority: Kinneret rose 3cm in a day

Thunderstorms and hail?

Sunny weather takes a pre-Purim break

Israel 'hails' return of winter weather, as rain, hail, and flooding predicted through end of week.

Sunny weather takes a pre-Purim break

Rain returns to Israel, to persist through next week

Temperatures to drop as rain returns ahead of a wet weekend; winter weather expected to persist through early next week.

Rain returns to Israel, to persist through next week

March heads off with local showers

Cloudy skies and light local rainfall predicted throughout the week.

March heads off with local showers

Forecasters predict spring weather - and showers

Warm temperatures, strong winds, and rain midweek to replace cold winter weather, forecasters say.

Forecasters predict spring weather - and showers

Due to heavy rains:

Degania Dam may be opened for 1st time in 30 years

The Kinneret is just over a meter below maximum capacity - but the rainy season is far from over, and the Water Authority is trying to avoid opening the dam.

Degania Dam may be opened for 1st time in 30 years

Kinneret rises 5cm as rain expected to continue

Rainfall expected through midweek, colder temperatures to persist.

Kinneret rises 5cm as rain expected to continue

2 children found wandering outside alone in the rain

Four-year-old boy in Harish, three-year-old girl in Bnei Brak, found cold and soaking by civilians, picked up by MDA during storms.

2 children found wandering outside alone in the rain

Return of the rain: Hot weather today, rain tomorrow

Rain, thunderstorms, and flooding expected to last through next week.

Return of the rain: Hot weather today, rain tomorrow

After 2 weeks of rain, Israel's sun comes out again

Two-week stretch of rainy weather added 1.3 meters to the Kinneret's water level, Water Authority says.

After 2 weeks of rain, Israel's sun comes out again

Kinneret water level rises 5.5cm due to rainfall

Rainfall and low temperatures expected to last through midweek.

Kinneret water level rises 5.5cm due to rainfall

Snow piles up on Mount Hermon

Winter storms bring 25cm of snow to Mount Hermon, raise Kinneret water level by 5cm.

Snow piles up on Mount Hermon

Rain to last through early next week

Kinneret rises; forecasters predict rain, snow, and flooding until beginning of next week.

Rain to last through early next week

Forecast:

Intermittent rain, snowfall in northern Israel

Snow on Mount Hermon, chance of flooding along northern coastline, forecasters say.

Intermittent rain, snowfall in northern Israel

Haredi rabbi: No rain? 'Acknowledge miracles'

Rabbi Yitzhak Zilberstein urges public to recognize 'outstanding, amazing miracle' of lack of damage by rockets launched towards Israel.

Haredi rabbi: No rain? 'Acknowledge miracles'

Rain before sun: Showers to continue until Saturday

Temperatures to remain near or above seasonal average through early next week, forecasters say.

Rain before sun: Showers to continue until Saturday

Temperatures to rise after days of rain

Light rainfall expected towards week's end, with higher temperatures predicted throughout the week.

Temperatures to rise after days of rain

Watch: Backhoe driver rescued from flooded road

Backhoe driver attempts to evacuate sinking vehicle, is rescued by firefighters.

Watch: Backhoe driver rescued from flooded road

Israelis brace for a cold, rainy weekend

Weather expected to drop below seasonal average, as forecasters say chance of flooding along the coastline.

Israelis brace for a cold, rainy weekend

Rain to return to Israel over the weekend

Rain to spread to central Israel, along with thunderstorms.

Rain to return to Israel over the weekend

One more day of rain - and then the sun comes out

Towards weekend, temperatures will rise and the rain will let up, forecasters say.

One more day of rain - and then the sun comes out

Sunny weather to be replaced by rain and thunderstorms

During the second half of Hanukkah, Israelis can expect colder weather, rain, and thunderstorms.

Sunny weather to be replaced by rain and thunderstorms

Sunny weather takes a break: Israel braces for rain and flooding

Rainy weather to begin Tuesday afternoon and extend through Saturday, forecasters say.

Sunny weather takes a break: Israel braces for rain and flooding

Winter returns to Israel following sunny weekend

Forecasters predict rain, low temperatures, and chance of flooding.

Winter returns to Israel following sunny weekend

Chief rabbi weighs in:

Should we pray for rain if it affects Gaza incursion?

Rabbi David Lau responds to query by IDF soldiers asking whether to pray for rain if it may disrupt a ground operation in Gaza.

Should we pray for rain if it affects Gaza incursion?

7 Cheshvan: The Rainmaker

The prayer for rain this year has not been answered with any heavy rain yet, but it has returned the spirit for unity among our people.

7 Cheshvan: The Rainmaker

New York City:

State of emergency declared amid heavy rain and flooding

Forecasts calling for heavy rain centered around the NYC area from Friday into Saturday morning. Flood watch in effect.

State of emergency declared amid heavy rain and flooding

Topsy-turvy forecast:

Rain and possible floods - followed by hot, dry weather

'Daniel' storm weakens as it makes its way to Israel, but brings with it winds, rain, and a chance of flooding.

Rain and possible floods - followed by hot, dry weather

In August: Rain falls near Haifa, waterspout viewed at sea

Local rainfall near Haifa, residents report waterspout rising from Mediterranean Sea.

In August: Rain falls near Haifa, waterspout viewed at sea

Rain, clouds, and sunshine in Israel's forecast

Forecasters predict warm temperatures, alongside clouds and light rainfall.

Rain, clouds, and sunshine in Israel's forecast

Forecasters:

Weather to be hot, humid, with a chance of rain

Temperatures rise as forecasters predict cloudy skies, rain, and chance of flooding.

Weather to be hot, humid, with a chance of rain

Weather to turn hot and dry - but there may be rain

Chance of light summer rain as temperatures rise throughout Israel.

Weather to turn hot and dry - but there may be rain

Forecasters:

Rain, fog, and high temperatures expected this week

Israel to see temperature fluctuations throughout week, with possible rainfall alongside hot, dry weather.

Rain, fog, and high temperatures expected this week

Will there be rain on Lag Ba'omer?

Meteorologists predict colder temperatures, light rainfall, for weekend and eve of Lag Ba'omer.

Will there be rain on Lag Ba'omer?

Unseasonable heat to dissipate towards week's end

Hot, dry weather will give way to cooler temperatures, chance of rain.

Unseasonable heat to dissipate towards week's end

Winter weather:

Snow, rain, & storm winds up to 100 kph on the way

Peak of stormy weather is yet ahead, easing up only on Thursday.

Snow, rain, & storm winds up to 100 kph on the way

Rain expected today, tomorrow

99 mm in rain falls in Rosh Hanikra. Temperatures to rise starting Tuesday.

Rain expected today, tomorrow

Cloudy, damp Shabbat in the making?

There is a chance of light local rain until noon today with the weekend looking to feature much of the same.

Cloudy, damp Shabbat in the making?

Rain to return, along with chance of flooding

Rainfall expected throughout Israel, along with lower temperatures and a slight chance of flooding.

Rain to return, along with chance of flooding

After wintry weather, Israel's skies to remain mostly clear

Temperatures to rise gradually until weekend, forecasters predict.

After wintry weather, Israel's skies to remain mostly clear

Forecast: Clear today, rain returns starting tomorrow

Skies to be clear today, rain to begin tomorrow, continuing through Saturday. Temperatures to drop below seasonal average.

Forecast: Clear today, rain returns starting tomorrow

Temperatures drop ahead of weekend rains

Rain and thunderstorms expected to hit before the weekend, as temperatures begin to drop.

Temperatures drop ahead of weekend rains

Rain to return towards weekend

Temperatures to remain high throughout week, with only light rainfall expected.

Rain to return towards weekend

Rain to increase, spread throughout Israel

Rain expected to continue through weekend as temperatures predicted to drop below seasonal average.

Rain to increase, spread throughout Israel

After days of sun, winter rains return to Israel

Forecasters warn of flooding throughout week, as rain returns and temperatures drop.

After days of sun, winter rains return to Israel

A break in the rains?

Forecasters predict cold weather will continue - but will there be rain over the weekend?

A break in the rains?

Concerns of flooding as rainy weather makes a comeback

Rain and thunderstorms throughout Israel as country braces for possible flooding.

Concerns of flooding as rainy weather makes a comeback

One moment in time

May we rise to the challenge at our moment in time. With Abraham and Isaac's faith in which the comprehensible and incomprehensible coexist.

One moment in time

Winter weather forecast: Low temperatures, local rainfall

First winter weather system of the season takes off, bringing large amounts of rain and cold weather to most of Israel.

Winter weather forecast: Low temperatures, local rainfall

Israelis' election day plans to be rained on

Temperatures drop below seasonal average as Israelis brace themselves for rain instead of sun on election day.

Israelis' election day plans to be rained on

Will rain affect Israel's election results?

Rain, thunderstorms, and flooding predicted throughout week - including on election day.

Will rain affect Israel's election results?

Rain and thunderstorms expected throughout Israel

Forecasters predict flooding and rainfall, with rise in temperatures towards weekend.

Rain and thunderstorms expected throughout Israel

Rosh Hodesh Cheshvan Torah Essay

Prayer is our spiritual sustenance and rain is the source of our physical sustenance. Parshiyot Bereshith and Noach exemplify that.

Rosh Hodesh Cheshvan Torah Essay

Rain and thunderstorms expected throughout the week

Rain to persist throughout week as forecasters warn of potential flooding.

Rain and thunderstorms expected throughout the week

Cooler temperatures to dominate throughout week

Temperatures expected to drop, light rainfall expected in southern Israel.

Cooler temperatures to dominate throughout week

Israel may see rain soon

Temperatures drop as forecasters predict rain later this week.

Israel may see rain soon

Rain to herald start of Fall this week

Temperatures to plunge throughout week from higher than season average to below seasonal average.

Rain to herald start of Fall this week

Flash floods, heavy rain in Kentucky kills at least 16 people

Massive rainstorm leads to flash floods and mudslides in eastern Kentucky.

Flash floods, heavy rain in Kentucky kills at least 16 people

Forecast:

Summer rains expected to hit Israel's beaches

Local rains expected in some areas of Israel, ahead of temperature rise towards weekend.

Summer rains expected to hit Israel's beaches