In Beer Sheva, where there is so much Brutalist architecture, the summer temperatures are brutal.
I can't remember one day that has not been in the 30s C for months and months.
If this Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's rounded building did not have those external shade things, the students inside would bake from the sun streaming in.
(The building on the right is the university library we talked about earlier.)
Even the humidity here in the desert is abnormally high these days, like this weekend's 45%.
Usually it is 15% to 30%.
The weatherman explained that the Mediterranean water along Israel's shore is still very hot, 30 degrees C, and is causing this humidity. (Can such a thing can cause high humidity, really? Not so sure; never heard that before.)
My town, Meitar, is a little over 50 km from the sea.
UPDATE Saturday night: Forecast is for only 29 F tomorrow in Beer Sheva! Yes!! The psychological barrier of 30+ is broken!
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)