Israeli Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption
Summertime – And The Living is… Dangerous!
Israel’s strong, Mediterranean sun, coupled with hot, dry weather in many parts of the country, for the majority of the year, pose health risks that include dehydration and heat stroke, as well as long-term damage from exposure to the sun.
See page 6 in the 9th edition of “Guarding Your Health in Israel.”
Out And About – Safety on Hikes and Excursions
Hikes and excursions (tiyulim) to beauty and nature spots are a popular part of Israeli life. In order to keep your tiyul safe as well as enjoyable, be sure to adhere to the guidelines on page 20 of “Guarding Your Health in Israel.”
State of Israel Ministry of Health
Most of us associate summer in Israel with holiday, sun, beach and excursions. People, particularly young people, are away from home for long hours, and it is important to be careful to follow a number of rules regarding exposure to sunlight and drinking water. This Israeli website in English provides you with recommendations for heat-related safety in the summer and prevention of dehydration.
Israel Meteorological Service (IMS)
This is the most authoritative source in Israel for weather, temperature, and relative humidity. The mission of IMS is to provide a variety of meteorological, climatic and supplementary services at the highest level to secure human life and property, and support to the economy of the State and its social wellbeing, for the sustainable development, and for the protection of the environment, for the sake of this generation and generations to come.
United States Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security in conjunction with the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
Extreme heat is a regular occurrence in Israel during the summer months and can be dangerous. Travelers should pay close attention to information provided by local authorities, such as the Israel Ministry of Health and Magen David Adom, particularly when visiting the Dead Sea, the Negev desert, and Masada. Israeli authorities routinely take steps to ensure the safety of travelers in hot weather, which can include restricting access to popular sites where temperatures can reach extreme levels during the day. This link provides useful information on heat-related safety in Israel during the summer.