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Record low rainfall in February

Record low rainfall in February

The Sea of Galilee rose by just 22 cm as opposed to an annual average of 60cm in the corresponding period.Shlomo Piotrokowski, 06/03/2017 16:16
Record-breaking rainfalls nationwide

Record-breaking rainfalls nationwide

One week's rain reaches five times national average for November; more than half of yearly quota reached in some areas.Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2015 08:28
Kinneret water level falling despite rain

Kinneret water level falling despite rain

Kinneret water level just above the lower red line; however, Israel's other water sources flourishing.Tova Dvorin, 08/11/2015 07:43
Winter storm sets record for rain

Winter storm sets record for rain

Heavy rain sets new record for October in the Sharon region; elsewhere, rain fulfilled yearly quota in two weeks.Tova Dvorin, 30/10/2015 08:09
Most of Israel at Annual Average Rainfall Levels

Most of Israel at Annual Average Rainfall Levels

Wnter isn't over yet – and forecasters on Sunday amended their projections for later in the week, predicting a new major winter storm.Moshe Cohen, 16/02/2015 02:14
'Great Storm' Brings Once-in-a-Decade Rainfall

'Great Storm' Brings Once-in-a-Decade Rainfall

Now that the 'great storm' is over, Israel is counting the numbers: the low temperatures, and the high precipitation numbers.Moshe Cohen, 11/01/2015 22:45
Photos: Unprecedented Rainfall Throughout Israel

Photos: Unprecedented Rainfall Throughout Israel

Several inches of rain continue to fall from the Golan to the northern Negev Wednesday; rainbow spotted on Temple Mount.Tova Dvorin, 26/11/2014 21:13
Biggest Winter Storm in 20 Years Causes Havoc

Biggest Winter Storm in 20 Years Causes Havoc

There were numerous casualties, both human and otherwise, due to the wild weather in Israel Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 26/11/2014 16:53
Workers Struck by Lightning as Thunderstorms Rage

Workers Struck by Lightning as Thunderstorms Rage

Heavy rainfall, lightning causes traffic issues nationwide, fire in Elkana; flash flood warnings in effect as winter in full swing.Tova Dvorin, 16/11/2014 08:42
Heavy Floods Close Streets in Central Israel

Heavy Floods Close Streets in Central Israel

One street collapses in Holon, leaving massive crater; flooding in several cities near Tel Aviv.Tova Dvorin, 03/11/2014 16:56
Sea of Galilee Begins its Winter Climb

Sea of Galilee Begins its Winter Climb

Yesterday's heavy rains bring welcome rise in levels at Israel's main water source - first increase in five months.Hillel Fendel, 20/10/2014 12:37
Prayer Session for Rain at Western Wall in 9 Days

Prayer Session for Rain at Western Wall in 9 Days

Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau announces a mass prayer to end Israel's drought, to coincide with the Fast of Esther.Tova Dvorin , 04/03/2014 12:29
Israel Facing Extreme Drought, Experts Concerned

Israel Facing Extreme Drought, Experts Concerned

Experts worry over driest year since 1927, as Kinneret reportedly loses four centimeters in February.Tova Dvorin, 24/02/2014 19:24
Warm, Sunny Weather to Return

Warm, Sunny Weather to Return

Forecasters’ prediction of a quick end to brief rainy spell causes further concern for Israel’s water resources.Maayana Miskin, 16/02/2014 09:32
Tel Aviv Marks Driest January on Record

Tel Aviv Marks Driest January on Record

Rain hits a record low in the Tel Aviv area. Jordan Valley without rainfall for the first time in nearly 60 years.Maayana Miskin, 30/01/2014 10:13
Expert: Lack of Rain ‘Cause for Concern’

Expert: Lack of Rain ‘Cause for Concern’

Climate expert admits worry over relatively sparse rainfall.Maayana Miskin, 16/01/2014 10:35
Forecast: Chilly, No Rain

Forecast: Chilly, No Rain

Weather forecasters predict a largely rain-free week.Maayana Miskin, 05/01/2014 09:31
Winter Weather to Continue to Tuesday

Winter Weather to Continue to Tuesday

Rain to continue this week. Flood warnings in the south.Maayana Miskin, 29/12/2013 09:41
Rainstorms Sunday, Flood Warning in Negev

Rainstorms Sunday, Flood Warning in Negev

Break in rainy weather expected Monday, Tuesday, but downpours to return in Wednesday storms.Maayana Miskin, 08/12/2013 08:03
Chief Rabbis Urge Jewish People to Pray for Rain

Chief Rabbis Urge Jewish People to Pray for Rain

Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef, David Lau urge public in letter to pray for rain after weather remains sunny this year.Tova Dvorin, 28/11/2013 15:16
Water Authority Worried: Kinneret Too High

Water Authority Worried: Kinneret Too High

After bountiful rains last winter, officials now worried that Israel may have too much water., 06/11/2013 03:46
Forecast: Cloudy with Local Showers

Forecast: Cloudy with Local Showers

Northern, central Israel may see the first showers of the rainy season. Police warn drivers to be cautious.Maayana Miskin, 22/09/2013 08:09
Despite Rain, a Hard Winter for Farmers

Despite Rain, a Hard Winter for Farmers

Dry weather toward winter’s end means farmers expect a rough year.Maayana Miskin, 30/03/2013 21:41
Winter to Return for Brief Visit

Winter to Return for Brief Visit

Rain to return briefly Wednesday. Forecasters say this winter will not be unusual in terms of rain.Maayana Miskin, 05/02/2013 20:31
Kinneret Rises 10.5 Cm with More Winter Rain

Kinneret Rises 10.5 Cm with More Winter Rain

Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is continuing to rise in what is being seen as the most bountiful rainy season in a decade. Chana Ya'ar, 27/01/2013 10:25
Kinneret Hits Halfway Point

Kinneret Hits Halfway Point

The Kinneret is halfway between two “red lines,” one for dangerously low waters, the other for high waters.Maayana Miskin, 20/01/2013 11:22
Kinneret Waters Continuing to Rise

Kinneret Waters Continuing to Rise

The waters of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) are continuing to rise. In the past 24 hours, the level of the lake rose 2 cm.Chana Ya'ar, 16/01/2013 13:58
Storms Brought 200% of Seasonal Rainfall

Storms Brought 200% of Seasonal Rainfall

The rainstorms that hit Israel over the past week are coming to a close, after joining the top five rainiest weeks in Israel’s history.Maayana Miskin, 11/01/2013 09:03
Kinneret Set to Break 20-Year Record

Kinneret Set to Break 20-Year Record

The Water Authority is hopeful regarding the precipitation this winter, saying the Kinneret is set to break a record of almost 20 years.Rachel Hirshfeld , 18/12/2012 19:47
Weather: Rain, Storms Friday

Weather: Rain, Storms Friday

The weather will be stormy Friday. Rain is expected to abate by Saturday but return full force on Sunday.Maayana Miskin, 23/11/2012 10:03
Rain Storm Causes Flooding in Eilat

Rain Storm Causes Flooding in Eilat

Eilat flooded as heavy rain hits the usually sunny and warm tourist city.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/11/2012 20:23
Israel Gets First Hint of Winter Rain

Israel Gets First Hint of Winter Rain

Rain falls from Negev to Golan as summer season ends. Forecast: more rain, storms.Maayana Miskin, 29/09/2012 20:06
Ahmadinejad Accuses West of Destroying Rain Clouds

Ahmadinejad Accuses West of Destroying Rain Clouds

Iranian President Ahmadinejad has accused the West of destroying his country’s rain clouds in an effort to bring about a drought. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/09/2012 14:03
Lake Kinneret Still Rising

Lake Kinneret Still Rising

The water level in Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is still rising, even though there was little rain over the past week.Chana Ya'ar, 25/03/2012 12:11
Kinneret Rising as Snow, Rain Keep Falling

Kinneret Rising as Snow, Rain Keep Falling

Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)'s waters are rising as snow and rain continue to fall, bringing desperately-needed water to parched land.Chana Ya'ar, 01/03/2012 17:10
White Weekend Opens Mt. Hermon to Skiers

White Weekend Opens Mt. Hermon to Skiers

A weekend of winter white allowed Mt. Hermon to open Sunday for skiing with a meter of snow cover on lower slopes and 1.5 meters higher up.Chana Ya'ar, 15/01/2012 14:00