Forecast: Hanukkah to end on a rainy note

Temperatures to remain low as localized thunderstorms continue throughout most of Israel.

Tova Dvorin ,

Rain in Israel (illustration)
Rain in Israel (illustration)
Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90

Hanukkah will end on a rainy note Monday, with localized thunderstorms predicted for central Israel and the northern Negev. 

A few centimeters of snow fell overnight Sunday/Monday on Mt. Hermon as the cold weather continues. 

Highs Monday will reach 15°C (59°F) in Katzrin; 17°C (62.6°F) in Nahariya; 11°C (51.8°F) in Tzfat; 19°C (66.2°F) in Tiveria (Tiberias); 15°C (59°F) in Nazareth; 16°C (60.8°F) in Haifa; 18°C (64.4°F) in Tel Aviv; 13°C (55.4°F) in Ariel; 12°C (53.6°F) in Jerusalem; 20°C (68°F) in the Dead Sea area; 19°C (66.2°F) in Rehovot; 18°C (64.4°F) in Ashkelon; 12°C (53.6°F) in Arad; 17°C (62.6°F) in Be'er Sheva; and 19°C (66.2°F) in Eilat. 

Rain will continue throughout the week through most of the country, reaching northern Israel only Thursday, forecasters predict. 

Since Sunday, the most rain fell in the Beit Shemesh region, some 16 mm (0.6 inches). 15 mm (0.59 inches) fell in Arad; 13 mm (0.51 inches) in Kiryat Gat; and 11 mm (0.43 inches) in the Jerusalem and Yavne areas. 8 mm (0.3 inches) fell in the wider Tel Aviv area and 2 mm (0.07 inches) in Zichron Yaakov, south of Haifa.