RAMALLAH, Monday, August 31, 2020 (WAFA) – Palestine is expected to remain under an extraordinary heatwave today despite a slight drop in temperature, which remains 7-8°C above the seasonal average, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department.
Winds are northeasterly, light to moderate, and occasionally gusty. Sea waves are low.
Temperature in Jerusalem and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 37°C and a low of 22°C and in Ramallah and Hebron, a high of 36°C and a low of 21°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, temperature is expected to reach a high of 46°C and a low of 29°C, while it is expected to reach a high of 34°C and a low of 25°C in Gaza and the coastal areas.
Another drop in temperature is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday to approach 3-4°C above the average, with the weather remaining hot in mountainous areas and extraordinarily hot in other areas.
The heatwave is expected to affect the region again on Thursday, thus temperature is expected to approach 8°C above the average.
People are warned against direct exposure to sunlight for a long period, particularly from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, as well as against setting fire to dry grass.