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Weather forecast: Slight relief in heavy heat stress


RAMALLAH, Tuesday, September 01, 2020 (WAFA) – A slight relief is expected in the heavy heat stress today, paving the way to a drop in temperature which approaches 3-4°C above the seasonal average, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

Hot conditions in mountainous districts and very hot conditions in other districts are expected in daytime. Mild to relatively hot conditions are expected in nighttime. Light to moderate northwesterly to southeasterly blows. Sea waves are low.

Temperature in Jerusalem and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 32°C and a low of 21°C and in Ramallah and Hebron, a high of 31°C and a low of 20°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, temperature is expected to reach a high of 41°C and a low of 28°C, while it is expected to reach a high of 31°C and a low of 24°C in Gaza and the coastal areas.

No significant change is expected in the weather conditions on Wednesday.

Thursday’s temperature is set to significantly rise and approach 6-7°C above the seasonal average, causing the heat stress to intensify.

A further rise is expected in temperature which approaches 9-10°C on Friday, intensifying the already heavy heat stress and paving the way to extremely hot and dry conditions.

PMD warns people against direct exposure to the sun for long period, especially from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, as well as against setting fire to dry grassy areas.


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