31.12.2010 24.Tevet, 5771
It's official: 2010 was the hottest year on record in Israel
Though there have been drier years than this, the number of rainy days this year was particularly small, and the driest in Jerusalem over last decade.
According to Israel Meteorological Service data, this has been the warmest year in the country since records began to be kept. Temperatures were warmer by 2 to 2.5 degrees Celsius than the multi-year average and close to 3 degrees hotter at some higher elevations.
Although local rain is predicted for the entire country today and tomorrow, it will still not have a significant impact on the dismal amount of precipitation that has fallen in the country for all of 2010….