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Egypt suspends schools, universities in six governorates on Wednesday due to weather

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) predicts a three-day wave of unstable weather starting Wednesday, with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in some areas of the country

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Nov 2020
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Classes at schools and universities in six Egyptian governorates will be cancelled on Wednesday due to a wave of unstable weather that is expected to hit several parts of the country over the next three days.

School activities in Alexandria, Beheira, Kafr El-Sheikh, Damietta, Daqahliya and Matrouh are cancelled on Wednesday as a safeguard against the unstable weather.

Earlier this week, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly delegated to the country's 27 governors the authority to suspend educational activities at schools in their governorates in anticipation of disruptive weather forecast by meteorologists.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) predicted a three-day wave of unstable weather starting Wednesday, with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in some areas of the country, according to a statement released on Monday.

The EMA called for all preventative measures be taken to mitigate the negative consequences of the expected rainfall.

Madbouly called on governors, during a virtual meeting on Monday, to be prepared to deal with the anticipated heavy rainfall, especially in coastal governorates.

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