The weather, currently.
It began late Wednesday, and it continues today. Rain and lots of it, forecast for the whole day and into Friday, brought in by a major storm cell from the northwest. The temperature will be stable at 16°C all day. But that’s where the stability ends. Damaging wind gusts are expected across the state, starting out north to north-easterly at 15 to 25 km/h, increasing to 30 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day, then shifting west to south-westerly at 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. With catchments and rivers already full to overflowing, and the ground sodden, predictions for up to 100ml of rain in some parts of the state means that flash flooding is highly likely in both the regions and centrally. To top it all off, the UV rating will be very high at a level 8. So if you’re outside sandbagging, cover up. Remember to never drive through or play in flood waters. It’s dangerous for you, and for anyone who might have to help rescue you.
— Megan Herbert
What you need to know, currently.
Anna Abraham has a story up today on state-sanctioned water scarcity in Palestine.
"The heatwave that hit Israel and Palestine this summer brought extreme temperatures to the region, raising temperatures by 5°C (41°F) above the seasonal average. In the Jordan Valley, the eastern portion of the West Bank region of Palestine, temperatures soared as high as 45 degrees C (113°F).
However, despite these extreme changes, Israelis, in both the Zionist State and the Settlements, did not face any water shortages, while Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as usual, did."
What you can do, currently.