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Weather forecast: Slight relief in heat stress expected


RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 (WAFA) – Weather today is abundantly sunny and relatively hot in mountainous districts and hot to very hot in other districts in daytime with a slight drop in temperature which remains unseasonably high, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

Partly cloudy and mild to relatively hot conditions are expected in nighttime. Light to moderate westerly to northwesterly wind blows with occasional gusts. Sea waves are low.

Temperature in Jerusalem and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 30°C and a low of 19°C and in Ramallah and Hebron, a high of 29°C and a low of 18°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, temperature is expected to reach a high of 40°C and a low of 26°C, while it is expected to reach a high of 30°C and a low of 24°C in Gaza and the coastal areas.

No significant change in weather is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday’s temperature is set to slightly drop, paving the way to mainly clear and relatively hot to hot conditions in daytime and mild to warm conditions in nighttime.

PMD warns people against direct exposure to sunlight for long hours, particularly from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and setting fire to dray grassy areas.

K.T./ K.F.

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