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Weather forecast: Heat stress continues to hit the region

RAMALLAH, Thursday, July 29, 2021 (WAFA) – Weather today is hot in most districts and extremely hot in the Jordan Valley in daytime with no change in temperature, which remains 3°C above the seasonal average, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

Weather tonight is moderate in the mountains and relatively hot in other districts. Light to moderate northwesterly wind blows, and becomes active at times. Sea waves are low to medium.

Temperature in the capital, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 31°C and a low of 22°C and in Ramallah and Hebron a high of 30°C and a low of 21°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 Friday.

Saturday’s temperature is set to rise and approach 5°C above the seasonal average, causing an increase in the heat stress. Unseasonably dry and hot to very hot conditions are expected in daytime and moderate conditions in the night and morning hours.

The heavy to extreme heat stress continues to prevail on Sunday with no significant change in temperature.

PMD warns people against being exposed to the sun for long period, especially from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and against setting fire to areas with dry grass.

K.T./ K.F.

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