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מזג-אוויר ישראלי
me-zeg a-vir yis-ra-e-li
Israeli Weather
Israel is a subtropical region and is located between 29°-33° north of the equator. It has a Mediterranean climate with hot and rainless summers especially in the areas of Eilat (over 40°C) and the Negev desert (over 50°C). The winters are cool and rainy especially in the mountains with 70% of the average rainfall falls between November and March. Winter snow is found at the Hermon mountain, the Golan Heights and also sometimes in Jerusalem. January is the coldest month with average temperatures ranging from 6 to 15 °C (42.8 to 59 °F), and July and August are the hottest months at 22 to 33 °C (71.6 to 91.4 °F). Jerusalem has cool afternoon breezes from the Judean Hills, even in the spring and summer. Along the coast and in the Tel Aviv area it is hot and humid during July and August.
Winter  ho-ref  חורף
horafim (pl.), winters.
Summer  ka-yitz  קיץ
keytzim (pl.), summers.
Fall, autumn  stav  סתו
stavim (pl.), falls.
Spring  a-viv  אביב
avivim (pl.), springs.
Hot  ham  חם
hamim, חמים, warm.
Hot dry weather  sha-rav  שרב
Hot and dry desert wind  ham-sin  חמסין
Sun  she-mesh  שמש
Rainbow  ke-shet  קשת
kshatot (pl.), rainbows.
Cloud  a-nan  ענן
a-na-nim (pl.), clouds.
Cold  kar  קר
karir (pl.), chilly, cool.
Rain  ge-shem  גשם
gshamim (pl.), rains.
Wind  roo-ah  רוח
roohot (pl.), winds.
Storm  soo-fa  סופה
soofot (pl.), storms.
lightning  ba-rak  ברק
brakim (pl.), lightnings.
Thunder  ra-am  רעם
reamim (pl.), thunders.
Hail  ba-rad  ברד
Snow  she-leg  שלג
shlagim (pl.), snows.