Israel is in the midst of the longest documented heat wave in its history, as temperatures soared to record heights and are expected to last until the weekend.
Searching its archives, the National Weather Service found that such a prolonged heat wave is unprecedented in Israel’s documented history.
Another reason to isolate 😏 inside (air conditioning)
According to forecasts, temperatures above 38 degrees in the coastal plain, 36 degrees Celsius (100.4 F) or more in the mountain areas and more than a whopping 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 F) in the Sea of Galilee are expected to last for a total of six days.
Heat waves in the springtime in Israel usually last a day or two and affect only certain areas and not the entire country.
The harsh hot and dry weather has caused fires at several locations throughout the country.
Me: * 6 days of sweltering blazing heat vis-a-vis the 6 days of Creation
h/t and thanks for this by Yaak:
19 “For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and all that do evil shall be chaff; and the day that is coming shall burn them up” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch” (3:19)
יט כִּי-הִנֵּה הַיּוֹם בָּא, בֹּעֵר כַּתַּנּוּר; וְהָיוּ כָל-זֵדִים וְכָל-עֹשֵׂה רִשְׁעָה, קַשׁ, וְלִהַט אֹתָם הַיּוֹם הַבָּא אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יַעֲזֹב לָהֶם שֹׁרֶשׁ וְעָנָף. (Mechon Mamre)