July 2017: Temperatures 3 degrees above average recorded in Israel

This month, temperatures three degrees above the seasonal average were recorded, data that was very well felt during the heat waves that struck all of Israel this July. The high heat also affected electricity consumption which, according to the Israel Electric Corporation’s data, broke an all-time record today in power supply and demand in July.
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Figures published today (Wednesday) by the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) indicate that this July was the hottest July in the past decade. According to the data, the average temperature for July 2017 is three degrees higher than the normal seasonal temperatures.

According to an official statement by the IEC, an all-time record for the month of July was broken this afternoon as a result of the significant rise in temperatures, which directly affected household power consumption. The consumption, based on the data, stood at 12,746 megawatts compared to the previous record broken earlier this month during the other heat wave, which stood at 12,708 megawatts.

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