Forecast: Heat wave to hit over the weekend

Travel advisory issued ahead of heat wave, which is expected to persist until Tuesday.

Tova Dvorin ,


After a pleasant Memorial Day and Israeli Independence Day, summer weather is to return over the weekend with a vengeance, forecasters say. 

Highs Friday will reach 32°C (89.6°F) in Katzrin; 29°C (84.2°F) in Tzfat (Safed); 35°C (95°F) in Tiberias; 28°C (82.4°F) in Haifa; 28°C (82.4°F) in Tel Aviv; 30°C (86°F) in Jerusalem; 36°C (96.8°F) in the Dead Sea area; 28°C (82.4°F) in Ashkelon; 35°C (95°F) in Be'er Sheva; and 39°C (102.2F) in Eilat. 

Temperatures will climb further Saturday and Sunday and remain high until Tuesday. 

The Israel Police has issued a travel advisory ahead of the high heat. 

"According to the weather forecast for the coming days, weather is expected to be especially hot in our region," the Judea-Samaria District Police stated Friday.

"Therefore, we warn hikers to avoid visiting rivers in the north Judean Desert in the late morning and afternoon. If you do choose to go there, buy enough water, bring a hat, and keep your cell phones charged for emergencies - and check on National Park Authority updates for your area." 

The police further advised travelers in distress to call the 100 police hotline.