Kinneret rise continues, reaching 16 centimeters

Continued rainfall brings Kinneret to just 2.8 meters below upper red line.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose 16 centimeters (6.3") over the past two days, and nine centimeters (3.5") since Friday.

The Kinneret's level currently stands at 211.6 meters (694.2') below sea level, and 2.8 meters (9.2') below the upper red line which signals that the lake is full

From the beginning of the rains on Wednesday, 18.9 centimeters (7.4") of rain have fallen in Merom Golan, and 17.2 centimeters (6.8") have fallen in Tzfat. Another 10.6 centimeters (4.2") fell in the town of Kinneret, 8.4 (3.3") in Beit Dagan, and 6.1 (2.4") in Jerusalem.

Forecasters expect the cold weather to continue, with continued intermittent rainfall. The winds will lessen, and temperatures will rise slightly towards the beginning of next week. Later in the week, rain is expected intermittently.

Earlier on Saturday, Mount Hermon's visitor center opened to the public.