Holy Land transforms into winter wonderland — Analysis

Snow fell over Jerusalem and the West Financial institution on Wednesday evening, coating the town and the encompassing space

Residents of Jerusalem and the West Financial institution wakened on Thursday to a winter wonderland, with the Levantine metropolis coated in a blanket of snow. 

The bizarre climate sample was introduced by a winter storm dubbed Elpis, which began dropping snow on the north of Israel and the encompassing space on Wednesday morning.

Many individuals went out on Wednesday night to stroll round Jerusalem and benefit from the expertise. 

The uncommon snowstorm noticed some 20 centimeters of snow decide on the Israeli capital in a single day, with authorities working all through the evening to clear roads.

250 snow ploughs have been deployed, whereas practically 150 tons of salt have been unfold across the metropolis.

Faculties will stay shut all through Thursday, offering kids with ample time to benefit from the snow whereas it lasts.

Rain is forecast for Thursday and all through the weekend, accompanied by larger temperatures, which means the snow is unlikely to final.

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