"Hiking Routes may be Closed"

Warning for the expected weather: "absolute prohibition"

Due to the extreme heat load expected until Friday, the Nature and Parks Authority is issuing a warning to travelers: "Due to the conditions, hiking routes may be closed"

(Photo: MDA)

As extreme weather conditions are expected in the coming days, the Nature and Parks Authority and the Ministry of Health are issuing a warning to the public, advising to stay in shaded areas as much as possible and to ensure proper hydration by drinking plenty of water.

According to the Nature and Parks Authority, it is stated that "according to the meteorological service forecast, from Wednesday to Saturday, September 6-9, 2023, there will be heavy to extreme heatwaves in most parts of the country."

Furthermore, it is noted that "there is an absolute prohibition on lighting fires in nature reserves and national parks," and there is a "danger of wildfires." The authority clarifies that "it is possible to hike in sites with short trekking routes, shaded paths, and places for resting and drinking water." Additionally, "due to the conditions, hiking trails may be closed."

(Photography: Workers and foresters of KKL (Jewish National Fund))

The authority emphasizes that "you can get updates about closed routes on the website of the Nature and Parks Authority. For information about tours, you can contact the Nature and Parks Authority information center at *3639. For weather-related matters, please check the website of the Meteorological Service and the media."

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