Thursday, May 3, 2007

Another Heat Wave

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As per my post back in February, we're having another "shirav" (heat/dust wave) today. Some of you in colder countries may think that a heatwave would be a nice change - but today temperatures are expected to rise to 39°C . That's a bit much. In the peak of summer it only gets to about 32/33°C. I new I was in trouble this morning when I stepped out at 8.30am and it was already 29°C!! Crazy. So keep watching the Weather Pixie and think of us sweltering over here!!

This photo was taken a few minutes ago. The dark cloud is the sky filled with dust.

18 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Blog

kris said...

the pixie shows 33°c!
so hit the beach

Kala said...

that is crazy!!! The weather pixie says its now 34 C - can that be real?? hmmm it says the time is 10:50 IDT

Mandi said...

The time's a bit wrong, it's 11:51am and yes it's as hot as the Weather Pixie says!

alice said...

It's really hot! And what is this beautiful purple tree on the right?

Mandi said...

Alice, that's the Jacaranda in full bloom.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't know if he would listen but you should tell President Bush about the heat wave. We have a cool front here today. It is chilly at about 20 degrees above freezing and it was hot yesterday. I think Global Warming has a lot to do with this and our president doesn't think it is a problem.

Lothiane said...

That is hot! Sounds awful, especially if you have to work or go to school. But to sit in the shadow of that beautiful tree, might be nice..? :)

Lovely to see your city, I'll return to see more.

Greetings from
Oslo, Norway

Irina said...

Wow! I thought you're having a heavy rain!
My sympathy on the subject of extreme heat.

April said...

Yes, I think, almost 40 is much too much. Here we had an unusual hot April. It was likes summer and too dry.

Muus said...

You people are crazy ;) lol.. I love the heat.. the winter was way too long and cold and wet... and everyone wanted summer and sun.. now it finally gets warm and people aren't happy with that either ;) lol... I am happy.. 30C and plus.. and I feel like a real Mensch.... enjoyed the chamsin very much and was walking around in Tel Aviv all day long :)

Lana said...

Sounds like a day in the middle of summer here in Sydney, Australia. Humidity is what gets you here though. Is yours more of a dry heat rather than humid?
Love all of your photos! Israel (in fact anywhere around the Mediterranean) is definitely on the travel cards for me. I think that whole area is fascinating - such a rich history.
Take care,
Lana.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Beautiful photo, Mandi.

Where does the dust come from? The desert?

Stay cool.

Zsolt said...

39 Celsius is cruel! in a heat like this (we have it at times) I escape from the city

Seda said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Is it really that hot? are those lilies?

Chuckeroon said...

Scary shot. Interesting post, Mandi. Rely on it....if I can catch a deer for you, I will

Chris Marsh said...

Wow, it looks sultry. Is the shirav the same as the hamsin?

NDS said...

this is a really nice pic to look at because it shows architecture, weird sky and flowering tree.