Nearly 450,000 people visited Israel's parks and beaches Sunday, on the first day of Chol HaMoed – and Monday's pleasant weather may see similar turnouts.
Skies will be partly cloudy and slightly hazy nationwide Monday, with a slight drop in temperatures, forecasters say. Despite this, weather will remain hotter than the seasonal average.
Temperatures will range from 18°C (64.4°F) – 26°C (78.8°F) in Tel Aviv; 20°C (68°F) – 26°C (78.8°F) in Jerusalem; 18°C (64.4°F) – 26°C (78.8°F) in Haifa; 16°C (60.8°F) – 25°C (77°F) in Tzfat (Safed); 15°C (59°F) – 29°C (84.2°F) in Katzrin; 20°C (68°F) – 33°C (91.4°F) in Tiveria; 27°C (80.6°F) – 36°C (96.8°F) in the Dead Sea area; 16°C (60.8°F) – 30°C (86°F) in Be'er Sheva; 18°C (64.4°F) – 28°C (82.4°F) in Mitzpe Ramon; and 18°C (64.4°F) – 36°C (96.8°F) in Eilat.
On Tuesday, temperatures will rise dramatically for a 24-hour heat wave, forecasters say, followed by a cooling-down later in the week.