The Israeli Meteorological Service (IMS) said 2015 was Israel’s third-hottest year on record. August and September were among the steamiest months ever recorded, the Walla news site reported.
Still, 2015’s temperatures were significantly below those recorded during 2010 — the greatest scorcher since record-keeping began in 1920.
In May 2015, temperature readings hit 39-42° Celsius (102-105° Fahrenheit) in the coastal and Shfela regions, 43°C – 46°C (109°F – 114°F) in the Jordan Valley and the Arava desert, and 41°C – 43°C (105°F – 109°F) in the northern valleys.
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