Hikers near Ein Gedi
Hikers near Ein GediIsrael news photo: Flash 90

Friday’s weather will be pleasant, with a slight rise in temperatures making the weather unseasonably warm, weather forecasters say.

Temperatures are expected to continue to rise Saturday. The warm weather will be accompanied by strong winds from the north.

According to the Weather Service, temperatures will rise noticeably over the weekend, reaching heat wave weather early next week. Humidity is expected to drop. Winds will continue.

The warm weather will continue until midday Monday, the last day of the week-long Passover holiday. The heat wave is expected to break early on Monday afternoon with an influx of cold, humid air which will bring temperatures down dramatically, particularly along the coast.