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Stable weather on Monday, Red Sea ports reopened

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Mar 2017
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Hurghada port in Egypt's Red Sea governorate reopened Monday morning after two days of closure due to unstable weather conditions, resuming sea navigation and marine activities, the Red Sea ports authority told state news agency MENA.

Eight ports in Suez, Red Sea, and South Sinai were closed Saturday due to unstable weather and sandstorms that affected visbility. All have since been reopened.

The Alexandria ports authority also closed the city's two main ports on Friday due to bad weather and increased wind speed. Both were reopened Saturday.

Egypt experienced windy conditions nationwide Saturday and Sunday, with sandstorms and rainfall affecting visibility on roads, especially in Upper Egypt.

Authorities in the southern governorate of Sohag declared a state of emergency Saturday due to stormy weather. Schools were cancelled Sunday in Minya due to sandstorms.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority expected stable weather on Monday, with less disturbance in waves on both the Mediterranean and Red seas.

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