Rainfall and thunderstorms in June

Usually, June is the dryest month of the year in Israel, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

This year, everything is different: already for the second time heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm and strong winds occured in various places across the country – among others in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beer Sheva and Haifa.

Israel rain radar on June 13, 2023


Researchers of Elad Data, who examined precipitation patterns in Israel over the last century, predict that we will see rainfall even in July and August in the future.

In an interview with Israel Hayom the researches stated: “It turns out that climate in Israel is moving and changing, with the warmer months coming later, around September, and both the starting and end points of the rainy days changing throughout the year.”

This is likely because of a greater shift connected to global warming, the researchers say.


Damaris has a BA in Media Communications and a MA in Israel Studies. She lives in Jerusalem as freelance journalist.