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Egypt set for hot weather on Tuesday, 39 degrees Celsius in Cairo

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Jul 2017
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File Photo: Children dive in the Nile to escape the hot weather during a heat wave in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt will see high temperatures on Tuesday, with Cairo set for a high of 39 degrees Celcius and a low of 26, weather experts said on Monday.

Egypt’s Meteorological Authority told state-run news agancy MENA that high temperatures are expected nationwide, at their highest in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

Temperatures in the coastal city of Alexandria will range from 31 to 25 degrees Celsius.

The Red Sea resort city of Hurghada will see a high of 39 and a low of 28, while temperatures in Sharm El-Sheikh in South Sinai will range from 40 to 28.

On the Mediterranean Sea, there will be moderate waves, reaching 1 to 1.5 metres in height, while waves on the Red Sea will be between 2 and 2.5 metres.

The Meteorological Authority generally advises citizens to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during the summer, especially between 12 pm and 3 pm.

It also advises people to drink lots of liquids and to do any swimming in the early morning hours or a little before sunset, to avoid intense sun rays.

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