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Hot weather expected across Egypt on first day of Eid, Cairo to see 37 degrees

The Upper Egyptian cities of Luxor and Aswan will both see 40-degree highs and 25-degree lows

Ahram Online , Saturday 24 Jun 2017
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Hot weather is expected to contnue across the country Sunday, the first day of Eid El-Fitr, with slightly lower temperatures on the northern coast and very high temperatures in the southern Upper Egypt, Egypt’s Meteorological Authority said Saturday.

In a statement reported by state news agency MENA, the authority said that Cairo will see a high of 37 degrees Celsius and a low of 22, while the northern coastal city of Alexandria will see a high of 30 degrees and a 23 degrees low.

Winds are expected to be moderate, mostly concentrated in South Sinai and northern Upper Egypt as well as the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez.

The Mediterranean Sea will experience light to moderate waves, reaching highs of 1-1.5 metres. The Red Sea will see moderate to high waves, reaching 2-2.5 metres.

The tourist resort city of Hurghada on the Red Sea will see a high of 39 degrees Celsius and a low of 28, while Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai will see a high of 38 and low of 28. Saint Catherines will see a high of 33 degrees by day and a low of 17 degrees by night.

The Upper Egyptian cities of Luxor and Aswan will both see 40 degree highs and 25 degree lows.

Eid El-Fitr, which will start Sunday and last for three days, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Public sector employees in ministries, governmental authorities, and other state-owned institutions will take three days off work for the holiday. Private sector employees will take the first two days off as a paid holiday, the government announced last week.

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