Winter in the Middle East is stronger and stronger!
Only in the last articles, we informed about extremely cold weather in Turkey and Greece /https://mkweather.com/antalya-mugla-and-dalaman-turkey-with-the-first-snowfall-since-1993-a-country-with-the-strongest-power-outages-in-history/; https://mkweather.com/the-worst-blizzard-in-greece-since-1968-athens-50-cm-istanbul-turkey-36-cm-of-snow-florina-173c-and-a-rare-tornado-near-a-snow-covered-island//, Balkan /https://mkweather.com/possible-absolute-temperature-records-in-parts-of-bosnia-and-herzegovina-sitnica-295c/; https://mkweather.com/a-peak-of-winter-2021-2022-in-balkan-karajukica-bunari-serbia-311c/; https://mkweather.com/a-historic-siberian-winter-in-balkan-montenegro-with-an-all-time-national-record-kosanica-334c// or Italy /https://mkweather.com/103c-near-siracusa-italy-the-coldest-january-day-in-the-hottest-part-of-europe-in-history//.
Extreme frosts hit the Middle East, too, with big problems with refugee camps /https://mkweather.com/300c-in-iraq-children-in-refugee-camps-are-crying-from-extreme-winter/; https://mkweather.com/extreme-frosts-hit-kurdistan-397c-in-turkey-and-274c-in-iran-gaziantep-with-05-meters-of-snow-3000-vehicles-stuck-in-a-blizzard/; https://mkweather.com/extreme-frosts-hit-the-middle-east-damascus-syria-80c-turaif-saudi-arabia-60c-kirkuk-iraq-47c-nekhel-egypt-45c/; https://mkweather.com/syria-lebanon-several-children-dead-in-refugee-camps-after-a-snowstorm-israel-with-severe-floods//.
An extreme snowstorm Elpis only before a day brought up to 50 cm of snow in Athens (the most since 1968) or 36 cm in Istanbul and it has already shifted above the coast of the Middle-Eastern Mediterranean!
Snow even appeared along beaches on the southern coast of Turkey in Antalya, Mugla, or Dalaman (link above) – the first time since 1993.
Temperatures before a few days in southeastern Turkey dropped to -39,7°C, in Iraq to -30,0°C, in Iran to -27,4°C or in Lebanon to -27,0°C (links above).
In Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, extreme winter, caused a big humanitarian crisis in refugee camps, with unbearable conditions for many children (several children have died) /https://mkweather.com/300c-in-iraq-children-in-refugee-camps-are-crying-from-extreme-winter//.
Extreme winter frosts hit almost all Middle East /https://mkweather.com/extreme-frosts-hit-the-middle-east-damascus-syria-80c-turaif-saudi-arabia-60c-kirkuk-iraq-47c-nekhel-egypt-45c/ + Oman, +4,4°C, UAE, +5,6°C and Quatar, +6,6°C/.
According to the newest information, 15-20 cm snow cover has been created from 26. to 27. January 2021 in Jerusalem, Israel! /https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-694324/.
Elpis started with heavy rain in the North and coastal areas. Snow fell throughout the day in Mount Hermon and the northern Golan Heights and gradually moved South in the afternoon in the mountains of northern and central Israel, including in Safed and Jerusalem according to jpost.com.
The temperature in the city (815 MASL) dropped to -0,6°C and the precipitation amount fell in the previous 24 hours reached 40 mm, mostly in the snow.
In Har Knaan, 934 MASL, the minimum temperature reached -0,8°C, and the maximum temperature only +3,2°C (26.1.2022) near snowing.
According to watchers on Twitter, it should be the most severe snowstorm, which hit the city since 1992!
The traffic immediately collapsed schools on 27. January 2022 were already canceled.
However, many people in the streets of the city enjoyed the extremely rare event.
The highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is still closed.
Its still forecast, that severe winter conditions in the Middle East and Turkey should continue until early March 2022, therefore the next surprising cold blasts in the region are possible.
After a shift of snowstorm eastward, the next dose of extremely cold, Siberian air, from Greece, Balkan, and Turkey, will shift above the northern Middle East, with the next big problems in refugee camps.
In Israel, the next floods or snowfall below 1000 MASL should be in the following weeks appear.
Source: Rabbi Yisroel Bernath Twitter
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