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Winter storm brings snow to Palestine


The first snow fell on Monday afternoon in West Bank.

Underneath the load of a 3 day Winter storm Palestinian colleges had been closed for 3 days. Fears of the very heavy blizzard that has hit the area over the past two winters have as yet did not materialise. Temperatures were hovering round freezing
in view that Monday even supposing the storm was once firstly estimated to hit the area on Sunday evening.

Some flooding has been pronounced in Gaza along with high winds which brought about some damage in Israeli cities. Snow first hit the West Bank on Monday as a heavy snow fall left a temporary blanket of white round some larger areas. The chilly snap has continued
with intermittent rain, cloud and snow, and on Tuesday evening the heaviest snow fell around Jerusalem, Hebron and some components of Ramallah.

In Poor Health-outfitted to deal with cold climate, schools across the West Bank have been closed because the weekend. With many colleges having little or no study room heating, classes are cancelled upfront of expected freezing temperatures.

Hospitals and Municipalities across the area had been on full alert having learned from the experiences of the last two winters which brought cities to a standstill amidst a couple of toes of snow. Many Individuals needed to be evacuated from their properties in 2014 and
again in 2015 when the storms hit and plenty of main roads were impassable.

To This Point, fears of a repeat which have viewed individuals stocking up on necessities and heating gas briefly promote out in Ramallah, have not been realised and it’s hoped that the worst has now handed. Snow continues to be on the bottom in a couple of higher areas however
newest forecasts predict temperatures to upward thrust over the approaching days.

Photograph story by using MEMO’s Wealthy Wiles.

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