Egypt is expected to see a short respite from a days-long heat wave until the beginning of next week, with the weather starting to see improvement on Thursday.
Temperatures dropped several degrees today to reach a high of 33 degrees celsius in Cairo, with a break in the heat wave that reached over 40 C earlier this week.
Lower temperatures are also forecast for Friday, with a high of 32 and a low of 21 in the capital.
Weather will be even milder in the coastal city of Alexandria, with an expected high of 28 C and a low of 20 C.
Temperatures in Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, two of Egypt's most popular Red Sea beach resorts, will go down on Friday some 10 degrees from earlier this week to reach highs of 37, 36 respectively and lows of 25 and 26.
Ahmed Abdel-Al, the head of the country's Meteorological Authority, says the improved weather is expected to last until Saturday.