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Hot temperatures expected in Egypt on Wednesday, first day of Eid

Ahram Online , Tuesday 4 Jun 2019
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Egypt is set to see high temperatures on Wednesday, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in the country.

Some parts of the country are also expected to see rain.

In an official statement on Tuesday, Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) said that hot weather is expected in Lower Egypt and Cairo, and rain is forecast in the country’s west and parts of Upper Egypt, South Sinai, and the Red Sea governorate.

The Mediterranean will see waves of 1.5-2 metres in height, while the Red Sea will see waves of 2-2.5 metres in height.

Cairo will see highs of 34 degrees Celsius and lows of 24, while Alexandra will see highs of 31 and lows of 23. Temperatures in Upper Egypt will reach 40 degrees.

The Muslim Eid Al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of fasting month of Ramadan, will begin in Egypt on Wednesday 5 June.

Millions of Egyptian Muslims take part in the Eid prayers shortly after dawn in the areas approved by the Ministry of Religious Endowments in various governorates.

Egyptians often celebrate the feast with social visits and outings to gardens, shopping malls or amusement parks. 

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