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Tourists on Mount of Olives during this week's sandstorm.

Rosh HaShanah will be hot, not as hot as the miserably sticky days Israel has suffered this summer, but still hot. And without dust.

The long-term outlook is a bit optimistic, with temperatures dropping a bit after the Fast of Gedalya, which begins the morning after the two days of Rosh HaShanah.

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The haze that blanketed Israel this past week with a blanket of dust will get in its last licks for another day.

Temperatures will hover around 34 degrees Celsius (94 Fahrenheit) today and on Shabbat and will drop two degrees Celsius for Rosh Hashanah.

The mercury will fall another tiny notch on the fast day to 31 C (88 F) and later in the week to 28-29 C (83-84 F).

It is too early to predict the weather for Yom Kippur, but weather models indicate that it will be a bit cooler, or at least less hot, with the chance of a drop or two of rain.

However, the models indicate that there may be another round of hot weather but with extreme changes during the holiday of Sukkot.

Stay tuned.

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