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Hottest April day in Tel Aviv area since 1907

Israeli heat wave: Gush Dan breaks 117-year-old record.

Enjoying the beach in Tel Aviv during a heatwave, on April 24, 2024. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.
Enjoying the beach in Tel Aviv during a heatwave, on April 24, 2024. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

The greater Tel Aviv area along Israel’s central Mediterranean coastline, known as Gush Dan, suffered its hottest day in April since 1907, the country’s meteorological service reported on Thursday.

Records were broken in Yavne, where temps skyrocketed to 42.4 degrees Celsius (107.96 degrees Fahrenheit), and in Nitzan, near Ashkelon, where the thermometer rose to 43 degrees Celsius (109.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

In the city of Tel Aviv, the high was 40.7 degrees Celsius (105.26 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking an 85-year-old record for the month of April—the previous record of 40.4 degrees Celsius (104.72 degrees Fahrenheit) was measured in 1939.

In the Lower Galilee region of northern Israel, a 50-year-old man was found in a forest in serious condition with signs of heat stroke. The Magen David Adom emergency rescue services team evacuated him to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

Another man, 40, was found with signs of heat stroke on Bar Ilan Boulevard in Bat Yam south of Jaffa. His condition was serious. The MDA team evacuated him to Wolfson Hospital in Holon.

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