Northern Israel sees record snowfall

Northern Israel sees record snowfall

Heavy snow fell overnight in the Hermon and northern Golan Heights regions in Israel. Nearly a meter of snow has accumulated on Mt. Hermon and the water levels in the Sea of Galilee have risen by at least 19.5 cm over two days, according to meteorological services.

The waterline in Sea of Galilee currently stands at -214 below sea level and 1.10 meters below the lower red line.

The water level keeps rising due to the strong currents of the rivers flowing into the northern freshwater lake. In some areas of the Jordan River, the streams reached the speed of up to 100 cubic meters per second, a five-year high.

The storm is expected to taper off by by the end of the week with partly cloudy skies and temperatures returning to average by Friday. On January 10, the weather is expected to be dry and mild, with a slight rise in temperatures, Ynetnews reported.

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