Rare snow blankets the Holy City of Jerusalem

Jan

31
2008

A winter storm which was forecast several days ago arrived in Jerusalem on Wednesday, blanketing the Holy City with a rare covering of snow. The Israeli weather service said up to 20cm (8inches) of snow fell in the city. It was an unfamiliar scene on Wednesday as streets were left deserted during what would normally be a busy rush hour. With the streets left buried by several centimetres (inches) of snow, few cars ventured on the roads and public transport was forced to operate on a reduced service. As schools closed for the day children across Jerusalem rushed out to enjoy playing in the rare treat of snow. Read more


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