Egyptian meteorologists predict that temperatures across Egypt will gradually rise from Friday through Monday by up to 9 degrees Celsius.
The rise in temperatures follows a round of rare heavy downpours that hit parts of the capital Cairo and other parts of the country earlier this week.
Temperatures in Cairo and the Nile Delta governorates are expected to reach 32C on Saturday, 35C on Sunday and 38C on Monday, according to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority’s website.
Lows will increase two to three degrees on Sunday and Monday, reaching 20-21 degrees.
The coastal city of Alexandria will see highs of 28 and lows of 17 on Saturday. Highs will continue to rise to 32 on Sunday and 33 on Monday, while lows will remain the same.
The country’s usually warm south will see temperatures soar by up to 9 degrees. Highs in the northern part of Upper Egypt will gradually rise to reach 40 degrees on Monday. Lows will rise from 15 to 20 over the next three days.
Temperatures in southern Upper Egypt, where the ancient cities of Luxor and Aswan are located, are expected to rise by up to six degrees to hit 40C on Monday. Lows in the region will hover around 20-22 over the next three days.
The Red Sea resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh will see temperatures only 1-2 degrees warmer starting Sunday, with highs of 32-33 and lows of 21.