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Weather forecast: Heavy to extreme heat stress continues to prevail

RAMALLAH, Thursday, August 05, 2021 (WAFA) – Weather today is unseasonably hot and dry in most districts and extremely hot in the Jordan Valley as the heat wave continues to hit the region with no change in temperature, which remains 8°C above the seasonal average, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).

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

Temperature in the capital, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem is expected to reach a high of 36°C and a low of 24°C and in Ramallah and Hebron a high of 35°C and a low of 23°C. In Jericho, the Dead Sea, and the Jordan Valley temperature is expected to reach a high of 46°C and a low of 30°C while it is expected to reach a high of 36°C and a low of 26°C in Gaza and the coastal areas.

No significant change is expected in the weather conditions on Friday and Saturday.

Sunday’s temperature is set to drop and approach 5°C above the seasonal average, causing a relief in the heat stress.

People are warned against being exposed to sunlight 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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