After the very hot weather of the past weeks – which contributed to the terrible fire in the North – the winter is now here with a powerful storm, including 100km/h winds, heavy rains, flooding, waves up to 10 metres high, and very severe sandstorms in the Negev desert. We had a sandstorm in Tel Aviv today – the picture isn’t coloured and it’s not blurred either – that’s the visibility from the amount of sand in the air, plus wind and torrential rain.

The rest of the pictures are taken yesterday on Ajami beach, Jaffa. Quite hard taking pictures when you’re trying not to be blown away by strong gales!