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New heat wave returns to Egypt on Thursday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 5 Jun 2018
File Photo: Egyptian boys jump into the Nile River to cool off in Minya governorate, south of Cairo on a hot and hazy day where temperatures reached 48 degrees Celsius (116 Fahrenheit) May 27, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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The Head of Egypt's Meteorological Authority (EMA) Ahmed Abdel-Aal said that the country will face a five-day heat wave from Thursday through Monday, with temperatures reaching as high as high of 41 degrees Celcius in Cairo and the Nile Delta.

Temperatures are set to rise by 3-5 degrees above their normal rates during this time of the year, the EMA said, with an average of 1-2 degrees increase starting Wednesday.

Humidity levels will also increase to 85 percent in the northern parts of the country, adding to discomfort from heat.

Egypt experienced an intense days-long heatwave around the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan three weeks ago.

High temperature ranges during the forecast heat wave: 

North western coasts

32-34 Celcius

North Sinai


Cairo and Nile Delta


Northern Upper Egypt


Southern Upper Egypt


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