According to allcitycodes, Israel has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The average temperature in Israel ranges between 10°C (50°F) and 28°C (82°F), with the highest recorded temperature being 44.4°C (112°F) at Ein Gedi in June 1942. The lowest recorded temperature was -11.3°C (11.7°F) at Metula in February 1950. Rainfall is generally high across Israel with most areas receiving between 400mm and 600mm per year. Areas such as the northern region can receive up to 1,000mm of rain annually while other areas such as the southern region may receive as little as 200mm. Snowfall is more common in higher elevations such as Mount Hermon, which can receive up to 1m of snow each winter. Israel is prone to extreme weather events such as floods, strong winds, dust storms, thunderstorms, hail storms, heat waves, cold waves, and sandstorms. These events can cause significant disruption to daily life as well as damage property and infrastructure. Earthquakes are also common due to Israel’s location on several major fault lines so it is important for people to be prepared for these types of events when they occur. Check payhelpcenter for Israel in 2008.