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Weather forecast: Heat stress continues to prevail

Weather forecast: Heat stress continues to prevail
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RAMALLAH, Thursday, September 17, 2020 (WAFA) – Weather today is hot in the mountainous areas and very hot in the rest of the country in daytime with no change in temperature, which remains 5°C above the seasonal average, said the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

Weather tonight is mild in mountainous areas and and relatively hot in other districts. Light to moderate northwesterly wind blows. Sea waves are low.

Temperature in Jerusalem and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 33°C and a low of 21°C and in Ramallah and Hebron, a high of 32°C and a low of 20°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, temperature is expected to reach a high of 40°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 in the weather conditions is expected for Friday and Saturday, said the PMD.

Temperature is expected to slightly drop on Saturday, approaching 4°C above the seasonal average, while the weather continues to be very hot.

Hot weather conditions continue on Sunday yet with a slight drop in temperature, which becomwa 3°C above the seasonal average.

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.

K.T/M.N

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