Rare snow engulfs Jerusalem, Israel

Rare snow engulfs Jerusalem, Israel

The same storm that paralyzed Greece and Turkey at the beginning of this week, brought rare snowfall to the city of Jerusalem, Israel on January 27, 2022. According to Israel's meteorological service, between 15 and 25 cm (6 – 10 inches) of snow fell overnight…

Winter storm “Carmel” drops record rains over Israel

Winter storm “Carmel” drops record rains over Israel

Winter storm "Carmel" made landfall over Israel on Monday, December 20, 2021, bringing record rains, snow, and strong winds. This is the 3rd winter storm named by the newly formed East Mediterranean Storm Naming Group, composed of Greece, Cyprus, and…

Winter storm “Carmel” hits Israel with strong winds, heavy rain and snow

Winter storm “Carmel” hits Israel with strong winds, heavy rain and snow

A severe winter storm named Carmel made landfall over Israel on Monday, December 20, 2021, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and snow. Carmel is the 3rd winter storm named by the newly formed East Mediterranean Storm Naming Group, composed of Greece, Cyprus and…

Disruptive snow falling over Syria, Lebanon and Israel

Disruptive snow falling over Syria, Lebanon and Israel

Heavy snow is falling over parts of the Middle East, including Syria, Lebanon, and Israel since Tuesday, February 16, 2021, blocking roads and disrupting normal life. According to local media reports, the snow has already blocked some of the roads in Syria,…

Unseasonal thunderstorms strike Israel

Unseasonal thunderstorms strike Israel

Unseasonal, severe thunderstorms ripped across the northern region of Israel to the Negev Desert in the south. Authorities reported an unusually high number of lightning strikes, hailstorms, and flooding. The Israel Corporation recorded 828 lightning strikes on…

Sea of Galilee expected to fill up for the first time since 1992, Israel

Sea of Galilee expected to fill up for the first time since 1992, Israel

The Sea of Galilee or Kineret– Israel's largest freshwater lake– has increased by 6 cm (2.3 inches) following heavy rains from April 9 to 11, 2020. According to the Israel Water Authority, the level reached 209 m (686 feet) below sea level as of Sunday, April…

Israel breaks 51-year-old rainfall record, historic flooding claims 7 lives

Israel breaks 51-year-old rainfall record, historic flooding claims 7 lives

Torrential downpours in northern Israel have broken a 51-year-old rainfall record within a two-week period, according to the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS). An average of 350 and 400 mm (14 to 16 inches) of rain had been accumulated since December 25, 2019–…

1 dead as violent cloudburst triggers flood in Nahariya, Israel

1 dead as violent cloudburst triggers flood in Nahariya, Israel

A violent cloudburst hit Nahariya, Israel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, leading to widespread flooding in which one person lost its life. This was the second severe storm within a week, following the first one on January 4 that claimed four lives in Tel Aviv,…