As extremely high temperatures scalded the country from north to south on Monday, meteorologists expect the heat wave to continue through Tuesday.
The heat caused brushfires around the country, including in Salit, Wadi Ara, the Galilee and the Golan Heights. A fire also broke out near the Atarot industrial zone in Jerusalem.
The hottest weather on Monday occurred in the Jordan Valley and the Arava, where Israel Meteorological Service stations measured temperatures of between 43-45° Celsius, according to data provided by IMS Climate Department head, Dr. Amos Porat. While the heat wave – or sharav, in Hebrew – hit these areas the hardest, particularly high temperatures of between 39-42° were also recorded in the Coastal Plain, the Shfela region, the northern valleys, and the Negev.