January was Israel’s wettest month ever


JERUSALEM — Rainfall in the month of January broke all Israeli records.

here were 29 days with some rain during the month of January, which broke the previous record of 25 wet days in January 1947, as recorded by the national Meteorological Service.

January 1969 and February 1992 had 24 days with some rainfall.

In most of northern Israel there were 26 wet days, but in Nahariyah and in the Galilee there were 29 wet days, leading to the record.

In addition, the water level in the Sea of Galilee rose by 55 centimeters during the month of January.

Despite the significant rise, the water level of the Sea of Galilee is at 213.11 centimeters, which is still 11 centimeters below the sea’s lower red line, or the upper danger line.

Israel has suffered from low rainfall and drought for the last five years.