Kinneret rises 3 centimeters during weekend rains

Winter storms raise Kinneret level by 3cm, Hermon opens to visitors.

Shlomo Pyutrikovsky ,

Gershon Ellinson, Flash 90

The promised storms hit Israel over the weekend, bringing winds, snow, and rain. As a result, the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is currently 213 meters and 39.5 centimeters below sea level, and 39.5 centimeters below the lower red line.

During the weekend, between 60-90 centimeters of snow fell in the Hermon and on the tops of northern and central mountains. In addition, rain fell in in most of the country, from the north to the northern Negev.

The Hermon Visitors Center opened on Sunday morning after the roads were cleared.

Sunday's weather is expected to be partly cloudy and slightly warmer than the weekend. However, temperatures are still expected to be lower than the seasonal average.

Credit: Hermon Visitors Center

Monday will be pleasant and slightly cloudy, with an additional rise in temperature but still slightly colder than average.

Tuesday will see local rains from Israel's north to the northern Negev, as well as a slight drop in temperature. The HErmon is expected to receive additional snow, and there may be floods in the Judean Desert and near the Dead Sea.

Wednesday is expected to be partly cloud with local rains in the south and center of Israel. Temperatures will be lower than the seasonal average and there may be flooding in the Judean Desert and around the Dead Sea.